If you’re a down-and-out artist and you’re of a certain socio-psychological bent, the idea of going to a minimum security prison for a year or two in exchange for being a world-famous artist might not sound like a bad tradeoff...
No catcall zone signs put up across NYC and Philly, castle managers inexplicably burning contemporary art, shifty Italian framemakers with purloined Picassos, and more, This Week in Art Crime
Valuable art is stolen from a Taco Bell, a government pet-licensing office, and more, This Week in Art Crime
ISIS destroys world-historical...replicas, a Swiss art magnate is busted for fraud, and more, This Week In Art Crime
A forged Goya is purchased with counterfeit money, a cartoonist works for the CIA, and more, this week in Art Crime
A Serbian photographer takes crime scene selfies, a convicted art thief escapes from jail, "All Cops Are Bastards" is spray painted 50 yards wide on an LA freeway, and more, This Week in Art Crime
An "art device" on a freeway is blown up by a bomb squad, a middle age man impersonates Banksy in the North of England, and more, This Week in Art Crime
Russian artists attempt to resuscitate Lenin with holy water, a Japanese artist is arrested for putting stickers on road signs, and more This Week In Art Crime
A professor films himself robbing banks, Johannesburg artists break and enter to paint entire buildings pink, a would-be thief abandons her sculptural prize in the museum bathrooms, and more, This Week in Art Crime
Artists are arrested in Japan and Cuba, Jeff Koons is sued for plagiarism, again, and fake subway-ads in the UK attack bullshit jobs
Anti-police ads appear all over London, Hopi artifacts are illegally sold as art in France, a Republican breaks a $70k Bank of America vase at a do, and more, this week in art crime
Protesters shut down Art Basel Miami, Putin bribes Fifa with a Picasso, a man punches a Monet to "get back at the state", and more.
John Lennon's Wall in Prague is whitewashed, a rare manuscript company in Paris is revealed to be a giant Ponzi scheme, far right protesters attack talks about Palestinian art practice in Jerusalem, and more.
Hitler is discovered standing beside Jesus in a German church, the Guggenheim's labor practices in the Gulf are challenged, a legal mural of Mike Brown is removed by request of the Trenton police, and much more
A monument broken in the name of Satan, shoplifting tumblr goes hard, Hitler's favorite art gets pricey, and all sorts of other Art Crime
Artists graffitiing dicks, building dicks, painting dicks and being dicks