Sunday, August 21, 2011

Okay, you stole that awesome painting from the musuem... what do you do with it? Now you know!

"The consensus in the media is that there’s no market for stolen art. Not so!"

“I’ve met with fences from all over the world,” said Christopher Marinello, executive director of the Art Loss Register in London. “People who will buy stolen art from you on five percent of its value and then try to move it on. Once it goes into the underworld, criminals will trade stolen artwork. We’ve found evidence that stolen art is used in the trade for international terrorism, exchanged for guns and weapons, things like that.”

Full article here