May 20, 2010
A brazen thief just stole $600 billion worth of famous paintings from a museum in Paris:
A single masked intruder was caught on a video surveillance camera taking the paintings away, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. The intruder entered by cutting a padlock on a gate and breaking a museum window, it said.
Their collective worth is estimated at as much as euro500 million ($613 million), the prosecutor’s office said.
The stolen works were “Le pigeon aux petits-pois” (The Pigeon with the Peas) an ochre and brown Cubist oil painting by Pablo Picasso; “La Pastorale” (Pastoral), an oil painting of nudes on hillside by Henri Matisse; “L’olivier pres de l’Estaque” (Olive Tree near Estaque) by Georges Braque; “La femme a l’eventail” (Woman with a Fan) by Amedeo Modigliani; and “Nature-mort aux chandeliers” (Still Life with Chandeliers) by Fernand Leger.
Can someone please explain to me what the fucking point of stealing these paintings could possibly have been, when there is no way in a million fucking years that this thief is gonna be able to sell them? Could it be a job-for-hire by some fucked up freaky rich d00d who wants to own these paintings, but never ever show them to anyone or otherwise let on that he owns them?