“Some people are born teachers. Some people are born footballers. I’m a born burglar.”
Says Octave Durham confessing to have stolen two priceless Vincent Van Gogh paintings, feat which only took him 3 minutes and 40 seconds. For someone who brags for being born with burglar’s natural skills, he doesn’t seem very wonted of thinking it through.
What bothers me the most with these “art crimes” is the fact that they (the burglars) are putting in risk something they have no idea how to properly handle (sometimes causing some serious damages to it); and the saddest part is that the stolen art works, if not recovered, can never be replaced. They not only steal the art, they also steal our cultural heritage, our past and future, our identity. Read more:As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All