The most sought after art in the world, in an «impossible exhibition»

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Updated:20/11/2020 01:16h

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He is one of those who best knows the underworld of the illegal sale of art. Noah Charney, author of “The Art Thief”, said in an interview with ABC a few years ago that “90 percent of thefts are unsolved.” According to the FBI, less than 10% of stolen artworks are recovered. And, according to Interpol, revenues from art thefts exceed $ 6 billion annually. Although that figure only refers to registered thefts. The figure could be ten times higher. In that interview Charney provided another interesting piece of information: 80 percent of robberies are committed, for money, by criminal organizations: the Russian, Sicilian, Japanese mafias;

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