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They Stole This Renoir … Why?

November 29, 2018

Stolen Renoir

Golfe, mer, falaises vertes (est. $130-180K), by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, was scheduled to be sold at Dorotheum in Vienna; however, it appears that three gentlemen walked into the auction house and decided they really wanted it – right now, so they took it.  Now any theft is a bad thing, but my question is: why did they take that Renoir? Maybe they liked the signature?

Source: Renoir stolen from Vienna auction house, three suspects sought | Reuters