TITLE

Passion Plays

PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;12/26/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p110
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on art lovers who turned art thieves. Stephane Breitwieser spent the next seven years since 1994 snatching works of art from small museums all over Europe, becoming one of the busiest art thieves in history. Jonathan Sazonoff, an expert on crime for the Museum Security Network, a nonprofit group in the Netherlands, calls characters like Breitwieser cultural kleptomaniacs. A tiny minority in the fraternity of art thieves, they are in a way its aristocracy. They steal for love, not lucre.
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20926866

 

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