Interpol launches app to identify stolen art—and it has already been used to discover loot
Spanish police say they used the ID-art programme to successfully spot stolen Roman coins worth €200,000
Slash and burn: does artistic sabotage always pay off?
A slashed Velázquez and a burnt Banksy achieved notoriety, but vandalism in the name of the NFT faces ethical hurdles
Number of art thefts in Italy plummets—partly thanks to drones
New report by special police force finds increase in security and surveillance technology has dissuaded dealers in stolen art
Dutch police arrest over Van Gogh smash-and-grab raid: how long until the landscape is recovered?
The suspect is linked to a Frans Hals theft, which should help track down paintings from two museums
Police discovers stolen Salvator Mundi in Naples apartment
The copy of Leonardo's $450m painting was taken from the Museum of San Domenico Maggiore last year
Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces
Paintings by Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne, which were stolen in dramatic art heists, are available to view online
Steal and repeat: why art gets stolen time and again
When works of art are taken multiple times, it is often more about criminal prestige or bargaining chips for reducing prison sentences
Stolen Mao Zedong scroll worth $300m found cut in half after being resold for $65
Hong Kong police have arrested three men in relation to a $645m heist that included calligraphy by the Communist leader and other revolutionary art and ephemera
Van Gogh held hostage: private detective tells us he has more photographs
Will Arthur Brand’s images of the stolen painting lead to a recovery?
Coronavirus might be limiting our travels but one painting is still on the move (somewhere)
Terry Frost's work, which was last seen on a train between London Euston and Crewe, joins a long list of disappearances associated with public transport
Art theft: are museums safe under lockdown?
Three paintings—including valuable Van Dyck portrait—stolen from Oxford University gallery
London-based Old Masters dealer says that the works are “an unusual group to steal—neither priceless nor small fry”
Los Angeles police recover $800,000 worth of stolen lithographs by Scottish artist Benjamin Creme
Missing since 2012, around 1,300 prints have been returned to their rightful owner, who used to sell Creme's works
An Italian archaeologist pleads for professionals to gather information from farmers and from those living near ancient sites
The integrity of most archaeological sites in Italy has been compromised by extensive illicit excavations, which have caused the loss of an enormous quantity of archaeological information
Databases of stolen art can help thwart art thieves and promote vigilance
Registering items in such databases can bring peace of mind
The arguments for and against Unidroit
Our second Art Law Supplement examines cultural property export regulations; the legal loopholes in their international enforcement and the latest proposed solution: the controversial 1995 Unidroit Convention on Stolen and Illegally Exported Cultural Objects. We also deal with art and artists on the edge of society, in articles on censorship and the creations of the mentally ill