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Why Would You Steal This?

October 4, 2017

Renoir

Word has it that a thief walked into an auction house in Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris, and walked out with a tiny (5 x 4 inch) Renoir.  “Portrait d’une jeune fille blonde” was scheduled to be sold this past weekend with an estimate of €25,000 to €30,000 ($29,000 to $35,000).  Police are now studying the security tapes for clues.

Here is my question: if you are going to steal a Renoir, why this one?

Source: Painting by Auguste Renoir stolen from small auction house near Paris | News | DW | 30.09.2017

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