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Old 20.05.2010, 14:39
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Art for half a Billion stolen in Paris!

500 M Euros!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10130840.stm


"The five missing paintings are said to be Le pigeon aux petits pois by Pablo Picasso, La pastorale by Henri Matisse, L'olivier pres de l'Estaque by Georges Braque, La femme a l'eventail by Amedeo Modigliani and Nature morte aux chandeliers by Fernand Leger.
Officials at the museum discovered the theft early on Thursday when they found a window and a lock had been broken, sources said."

A window and a lock??? How easy was that?!
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Re: Art for half a Billion stolen in Paris!

And I bet they will be sold quickly to a private collector for a third of what they are worth.

Youd think there would be more safety
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Old 20.05.2010, 14:47
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And I bet they will be sold quickly to a private collector for a third of what they are worth.

Youd think there would be more safety
Even a third is still much more than the last Euromillions jackpot... and it takes an entire night till somebody finds a broken lock. I really would expect an alarm system for anything worth more than an average car.

Looks like Ocean's 11 to me, only less challenging.
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Sounds almost like a Pink Panther movie.
Is Inspector Clouseau on it?

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Old 20.05.2010, 15:04
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Re: Art for half a Billion stolen in Paris!

I'd like it to be publicly known that I am in the market for the following artworks as of today:

Le pigeon aux petits pois by Pablo Picasso,
La pastorale by Henri Matisse,
La femme a l'eventail by Amedeo Modigliani
Nature morte aux chandeliers by Fernand Leger.

To the current owner of current items, no judgment shall be passed upon ye, save that of good taste (sans the Georges Braque, that you can keep).

I promise to pay top Franc for said items, and you sleep calm at night in the knowledge that these pieces will rest silent and unknown along with countless other priceless artworks (last seen circa 1939-1945), nestled amongst the Swiss Alps.

Please do not hesitate to PM me, and thanks in advance.
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Old 20.05.2010, 18:23
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And I bet they will be sold quickly to a private collector for a third of what they are worth.

Youd think there would be more safety
doubt it ... how many people can afford to pony up a hundred mil for something they can never admit to having??

whats the point of having such expensive art if you can never show it to your friends???
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Old 20.05.2010, 18:57
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doubt it ... how many people can afford to pony up a hundred mil for something they can never admit to having??

whats the point of having such expensive art if you can never show it to your friends???

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3715205.stm
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Old 20.05.2010, 23:16
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I'd like it to be publicly known that I am in the market for the following artworks as of today:

Le pigeon aux petits pois by Pablo Picasso,
La pastorale by Henri Matisse,
La femme a l'eventail by Amedeo Modigliani
Nature morte aux chandeliers by Fernand Leger.

To the current owner of current items, no judgment shall be passed upon ye, save that of good taste (sans the Georges Braque, that you can keep).

I promise to pay top Franc for said items, and you sleep calm at night in the knowledge that these pieces will rest silent and unknown along with countless other priceless artworks (last seen circa 1939-1945), nestled amongst the Swiss Alps.

Please do not hesitate to PM me, and thanks in advance.
A tenner and they're yours. I've attached photographic proof of their existence

art-half-billion-stolen-paris-le-pigeon-aux-petits-pois.jpg
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