The paintings were among five works by the acclaimed 20th century artist stolen in June 2015 from the home of Bacon’s friend, José Capelo. It is believed to have been the largest contemporary art heist in Spanish history. Continue reading
Is it possible to buy a looted artefact unwittingly?
Coins, jewellery, mosaics, glassware, vases, figurines and other artefacts are reportedly being excavated and smuggled out of Iraq and Syria on an ‘industrial’ scale, to be sold online or in Western dealerships. Continue reading