Stolen Art Links


I find art thefts fascinating and here are some recent capers (or stories about them) from SF to the UK:

There’s also this curious (if off topic) story about Spel, a legendary street graffiti artist from North Philadelphia, who is selling his paintings created in prison to fund his defense for a murder he says he never committed. The works are reportedly doing “extremely well in a gallery in New York.”

There’s a website of Spel’s art (though lots of the links seem broken) & this great quote:

“I’ve been blessed,” Spel says. “I always believed my art would be the way that the truth about me would come to light.”

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