Sunday, December 14, 2014

Italian Retiree Gets to Keep Stolen Gauguin Painting

http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/italian-retiree-gets-to-keep-stolen-gauguin-painting-196199
An Italian retiree who had the good fortune to unwittingly purchase a stolen Paul Gauguin masterpiece has been awarded ownership of the painting, reports the Telegraph.

The paintings were stolen by con men in 1970, from the London home of Marks and Spencer department store heiress Mathilda Marks. The thieves took the paintings to France, and were on a train bound for Turin when they abandoned them, fearing capture.