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Art News + Notes
October 20, 2014
Thieves have been stealing art since artists started creating it. The most common form of art theft in history is plundering, or stealing items from an opposing country during war. But art theft isn’t limited to war. Thieves often steal artistic treasures to sell them to shady collectors and dishonest art dealers. Buying and selling stolen art on purpose is called illegal art trafficking.