Eight Sentenced in Banksy Theft, Yves Coppens Dies—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines EIGHT MEN HAVE BEEN SENTENCED by a French court for their involvement in the 2019 theft of a painting that Banksy installed at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris to memorialize the 90 who were killed … Read more

How the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Might Curtail Antiquity Theft

“These objects are not just decorations but have spirits and are considered as lives. It is hard to quantify their loss to our temples and country — losing them was like losing the spirits of our ancestors.” These words from Phoeurng Sackona, the Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, glean the significance of the … Read more

New Documentary Explores Theft of de Kooning Work by Arizona Couple – ARTnews.com

Conjure an art thief in your head, and you probably have in mind someone who’s working on commission or attempting to get rich quick—a pilferer in cahoots with a crime syndicate, say, or a looter with plans to sell the work they stole on the black market. But what happens when the thief just wants … Read more