Caravaggio, Gainsborough & Dr. No
The New Yorker tells an art thief's tale; Thomas Gainsborough's first new catalogue raisonné in 60 years contains a new attribution; France takes a pass on pre-empting a re-discovered Caravaggio.
Maybe a Dr. No Does Exist in the Art World
The New Yorker’s Jake Halpern has a long profile of Vrejan Tomic, the burglar who stole five paintings from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in May 2010. The theft, which included a Modigliani, two Picassos, a Matisse and Légèr, was tagged with a notional value of $70m which drew international attent…