A bold thief stole a work by artist Arkhip Kuindzhi from a gallery wall – but it was recovered in less than a day
It was an art heist so audacious that it seemed certain to fail. And it failed spectacularly in less than 24 hours.
On Sunday evening, a man in jeans and a dark shirt walked up to a painting by landscape artist Arkhip Kuindzhi in Moscow’s New Tretyakov Gallery and lifted it right off the wall. Then, as others looked on, he grabbed the frame in one hand and strolled out of the gallery.
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