The Carper


Shocker! Flea Market Renoit Painting was Stolen by Flama Blanca
September 28, 2012, 10:30 am
Filed under: Current Events, Pics

Yahoo! – WASHINGTON (AP) — The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, and an auction house has put its sale on hold.

The planned Saturday auction was canceled Thursday after a reporter for The Washington Post discovered documents in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s library showing that the painting was on loan there from 1937 until 1951, when it was stolen.

Think finding a $75,000 masterpiece at a fleamarket seems a little to good to be true? Well, it is. Apparently some Thomas Crown dude stole this things years ago, and this poor asshole who thinks he just hit the redneck lotto isn’t going to get anything but his $7 back. Tough break, bro.

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