July 29th, 2013 → 5:45 am @ // No Comments

“If we should fail?”
“We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail.”  – Macbeth

That seems to be the mantra of the thieves of the Kunsthal Museum art heist.  I’ve been fascinated by this story for weeks now, where robbers walked off with works of art by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, and others from the Kunstal Museum in the Netherlands.  Authorities had begun to close in on the culprits in Romania, when it was reported that some crazy old mother burned the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art in a stove (!) thinking it would save her son; that if the authorities couldn’t find the actual paintings, they couldn’t convict her son of anything.  Now, there’s speculation that her admission was a lie, a story told to make the trail of the art itself go cold.  This entire escapade is worthy of a Hollywood movie.  I just pray all that beautiful art isn’t really burnt to cinders in some crazy old woman’s basement…

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