Monday, May 24, 2010

Just in Case...

...someone offers you a good deal on a painting, you might want to stay away from these:

From the NYT...
A lone hooded man who squirmed through a broken window and evaded security alarms stole five paintings by Picasso, Matisse and other artists overnight Wednesday from the Paris Museum of Modern Art in a brash theft of art valued at $114 million to $127 million.

The burglary — which triggered no electronic alarms — immediately raised fresh questions about museum security in the French capital.

No alarms...really? What kind of museum is this?

Whenever I hear about an art heist in Paris I always this of this joke...
"Recently a guy in Paris nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. But, after taking them off the walls and eluding the guards, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a theft and then make such a blunder, he replied: 'I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.'"
Yuck, yuck.

No comments:


Related Posts