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    The Art of Art Theft

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    for a serious criminal act. It is commonly used to describe deeds that, while considered wrong, are often glorified by media, folklore, and the news. The words used to describe a work of art and the way the art is stolen is almost identical. Which brings up the question: can an art heist be considered a work of art in itself? In Edward Dolnick’s book, The Rescue Artist, barely anyone had even heard of The Scream…at least until it was stolen from a museum. (Dolnick 27) As strange as it seems, the mere

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    Art Theft

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    Art Theft Of the many crimes that are present in this day and age, one that not only vandalizes the property, but as well as historical background is that of art theft. A crime that has taken away the sanctity of churches as well as many other religious and historical sites. Thefts have ranged from WWII (World War II) to the times of the Holocaust. Of the items that were taken from the churches, relics were items of great priority. These items not only had great value to the churches they were

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    Art Theft Research Paper

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    Art Theft by Charlene Piccio Art theft has become an increasingly recognized crime in the world. It’s a hot object for robbers to steal, and makes tons of money in the black market. Government agencies attempt to stop these crimes, yet as the years go by, more and more art is lost that’s worth millions. Art now has to be protected in order to be preserved and not stolen. With the help of art crime teams, past cases, and why art has become a major source of criminal activity, we can discover how

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    How Art Theft Affects the World

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    Art is our past, art is our present, and art is our future. Art is timeless, and it has lasted through past generations and will continue to last through future generations. Art theft costs billions of dollars each year and the black market is the biggest reason for that. Prevention is key in order to protect the art and the FBI Art Crime Team and the Art Loss Register play an important role in preventing art theft. Art is worth protecting because art makes an impression on everyone’s life. The

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    The Human Condition

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    to art came to me when I started studying Edvard Munch and his history of isolation and darkness. I wanted to know why so many artists like him were somewhat disturbed not necessarily in a negative way, which led them to produce and what influenced them to create something different. The Mona Lisa 1503-1519 by Leonardo Da Vinci (Fig 1), The Scream 1893 by Edvard Munch (Fig 2) and the Weeping Woman with Handkerchief 1937 by Pablo Picasso (Fig 3) are some of the most recognizable pieces of art in the

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    The Wealthy Man's Crime

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    retrieve these works of art for the world possibly be dubbed, rescue artists? Can the average Joe tell the difference from a purloined work of art from a painting that has a reputable chain of custody? The seller could easily say that it has been passed down from generation to generation, and the reason that they are selling it is that they have fallen on hard times. Could an auction house even know, with their access to databases that reports all documented works of art, stolen or not. For instance

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    work, or even something as simple as doing your tedious chores. When police, detectives, or forensic scientists persevere, they catch the criminal almost all of the time. In Apple Valley, Aaron John Smith darted out of his house when accused of a theft and fraud. After a few hours, the police caught him. Smith was also found guilty of murder and arson (Reseda Man Arrested 2). If the police didn’t persevere through this case, Aaron John Smith would still be roaming the streets possibly killing other

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    Quitting Crime Life

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    When people have been living a life of crime, it may be difficult for them to discontinue the acts, or to stop the effects it had on their life. Most criminals would want to end up living a normal life, but there are many things holding them back. How far should a person go to attempt to live a normal life after running from the law, and how hard should a person go to prevent people from being exposed to this? After you have begun a life of crime, the level of difficulty of returning to a normal

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    exclusive gadgets, and we love our laser-dodging art thefts, but do these things really happen? The public often likes to think they do, because it is an overwhelming experience to be engaged in such a movie. The real “pros”(Dolnick, 14) will still go for the easy way. Which raises a question; Criminal masterminds exists, but do they actually enjoy the risk of theft, and disobeying the common law? To dive into such a question, we can’t just consider art theft. We have to look in all types of criminality

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    Have you ever heard the phrase once a thief always a thief? My mom use to always tell me this because most of my friends that I grew up with were misguided, and eventually went on to become full-time criminals. Unfortunately, my friends were taught that aggression is the best way to steal from people. They believed that intimidation control the situation, because people wouldn’t tell on them out of fear. They engaged in actions that would bring more power to their name than currency in their pockets

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