16 February 2015


America’s Only Art Cop Gets Conviction – Chagall Thief Gets Four Years

An art thief that tried to sell a number of stolen expressionist masterpieces that including paintings by Marc Chagall and Arshile Gorky at well below their market value, has been sentenced to four years in prison, Associated Press reports. The not-so-clever thief Raul Espinoza, who has prior burglary convictions, pleaded no contest to one count […]

18 December 2014


America’s Only Art Cop Recovers £6.3 Million Of Stolen Work

One of the biggest art thefts in Los Angeles history has been solved by the country’s only full-time art detective. US authorities have recovered several works of art worth $10 million (£6.3 million). The paintings include works by Diego Rivera and Chagall which have finally been recovered after Detective Donald Hrycyk got a tip this […]