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Stolen Art Mysteries In The Movies And In Real Life
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Scott M. Haskins --  Author, Art Conservation-Restoration, Pets and Heirlooms, Art Damage, Expert Witness Scott M. Haskins -- Author, Art Conservation-Restoration, Pets and Heirlooms, Art Damage, Expert Witness
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Dateline: Santa Barbara, CA
Thursday, December 9, 2021

 

Throughout the decades of my services in art conservation, analyzing artwork and
working with collectors and institutions I have had the discussion, many times, about the many facets of finding and recuperating stolen artwork. I’ve been involved in the process many times… though I’ve never ended up following clues and escaping through catacombs below St. Marks Square running for our lives from the bad guys. It is certainly the subject of interesting novels and movies! Scan this article for some interesting details, recently in the news: https://greekreporter.com/2021/12/09/looted-antiquities-steinhart-greece/?fbclid=IwAR0XEwNdN0cV62J9f7xv1_QlwZOjnPcaRdyyhBfXTp5LG38eii1XGXdAyYg

This turn of the 20th century painting which used to be in perfect condition, was cut out of its frame and rolled up like a newspaper by the thieves, hoping to imitate, I guess, the theft of the Rembrandt in the movie Entrapment. Unlike the make believe Rembrandt, this painting freaked out and the paint shattered and flaked off when it was rolled up. In fact, when it was brought to us by the heart broken son of the woman in the portrait, he passed it along to me like a plate of corn flakes, fearful of a gust of wind.

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Scott M. Haskins, Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, 805 564 3438 office, 805 570 4140 mobile, faclartdoc@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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