‘Spider-Man’ trial resumes today

The trial of three men involved in an extraordinary art heist worth €180 million (£155 million), which began on Monday (31 January) is due to resume today in Paris.

Earlier this week, the court heard that the five paintings stolen from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2010 were tossed in the trash by one of the co-defendants. Panicked by the thought of imminent capture, Yonathan Birn is said to have removed the stolen works from their hiding place in his studio and binned them in 2011. Continue reading

Masterworks worth €15m lost in Italian art heist

Conspiracy theories are rife in the wake of what has been described as “one of the most significant art thefts ever to happen in Italy”.

The heist took place on Thursday night (19th November) when three armed and masked men raided the galleries of Verona’s Museo Civico di Castelvecchio, They escaped with 17 paintings with a total value of around €15 million (£10.5 million), 11 of them masterworks. Continue reading