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An expert places a Francis Bacon self-portrait up on a wall.

5 Francis Bacon Paintings Stolen

Five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon were stolen from a Madrid home. The paintings, worth an estimated combined 23.2 million pounds or 30 million euros. This theft is the largest one to take place in Spain in the last several decades. Though the heist took place in June 2015, it is just now becoming […]

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$2 M Stolen from South African Art Museum

On Sunday, November 11th, the Pretoria Art Museum in Johannesburg had more than $2 million worth of paintings stolen from it. The thieves gained entrance to the museum by posing as art students visiting with their teacher. They paid their entrance fees and then asked a curator to show them around to specific paintings around the gallery. After they […]

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