A woman may have set fire to seven pieces of priceless art to protect her son from getting caught stealing them.
Tragic loss for the art world, epic material for psychiatrists everywhere!
Romanian’s Tale Has Art World Fearing the Worst
To Olga Dogaru, a lifelong resident of the tiny Romanian village of Carcaliu, the strangely beautiful artworks her son had brought home in a suitcase four months earlier had become a curse. No matter, she said, that the works — seven in all — were signed by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, Lucian Freud and Meyer de Haan. Her son had just been arrested on suspicion of orchestrating the art robbery of the century: stealing masterpieces in a brazen October-night theft from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam....
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