Art crime is a $6-billion-a-year business. It ranks fourth in crime, after drugs, money laundering, and illegal arms. Ten percent of stolen art is from art galleries and museums. Last year, five paintings by Picasso, Matisse and several other prominent artists were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. The most recent statistic is a pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso which was stolen from the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco on July 5, 2011, in a brazen midday theft.
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