The Most Valuable Stolen Artworks Across Time #ArtTuesday
On the anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist, Hyperallergic listed some of the most valuable stolen artworks.
According to reports, over 50,000 thefts occur each year, fuelling a black market business estimated at $6 billion. But only 10% percent of stolen artworks are ever recovered, as Newsweek reported in 2014. That, in part, is due to understaffed law enforcement agencies: The FBI has only 20 special agents dedicated to art theft and the US And the Metropolitan Police’s Art and Antiques Unit in the United Kingdom only has three officers (as of 2017).
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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