Would you steal a Picasso?

United States
February 28, 2007 10:37am CST
I recently read that two new Picasso paintings, worth a total of nearly $66 million, were stolen from a home in Paris earlier this week. According to police authorities, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, grandaughter of the renowed artist, found signs of breaking and entering into her Paris house, located in the famous 7th district, and was later astonished when she found out that the paitings, Maya and the Doll and Portrait of Jacqueline, were missing. If stolen paitings from Picasso rarely sell on the black market because potential buyers are afraid to touch them, why do criminals keep stealing them? Do they not realize that major art pieces are only succesfully sold in Hollywood movies? I ask you this: If giving the chance, would you steal a Picasso?
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@willocfc (965)
• Australia
28 Feb 07
I wouldn't steal anything as its just not in my nature. I think the reason people do it is not for the money, as like you said no one is going to purchase it for the risk of getting caught themselves, but more for the bragging rights perhaps. Or maybe the person didn't even realize it was a Picasso they were taking. Who knows how peoples minds work.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Oddly enough I asked the question WHY would you steal one? It's not like it's something you can ever share with others... who would buy it? If they bought it they would have to know they can't show it. It just makes no sense to me. Would I steal one? Never! Would I like one? I'd love it!
• United States
1 Mar 07
I would not steal a Picasso - no matter the opportunity. Perhaps it is because given the chance - I wouldn't steal anything. I am content with what I have and that's good enough for me. :p
@tiaramas (207)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 07
oh maybe, but its not right to do that