Stolen Art Alert

Volume 2, No. 8

October 1981

Veteran Art Thief Is Arrested Again
Charles Robert Richmond, who served six years for New York gallery thefts, is arrested by the FBI in Chicago after a similar spree

US-Peruvian Agreement on Cultural Property
U.S. commits to help Peru recover stolen cultural property, in an agreement modeled on the 1970 treaty with Mexico, which has yielded the return of numerous Mexican artifacts. Text of agreement included in article.

Dr. Wagner Convicted
Plastic surgeon, Dr Kurt Wagner was fined and sentenced to three years' probation with community service for receiving stolen property; insurance fraud charges were dropped in a plea bargain (see SAA, No. 2, March/April 1981).

Paintings by Chagall, Leger, Ostade, Renoir, and Rubens; prints by Laurens and Smithson; sculpture by Hebald and Philadelphia Toboggan Co.; Silver; Egyptian antiquities.

Thefts In This Issue:
Story of how a silver head by John Held Jr., stolen from the artist in 1942, was offered to the Graham Gallery, which did not recognize it and turned it down.

Owners Sought
Van Dyck, Portrait of Adam de Coster; two polychromed wood figures.