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Paris art theft: the Houston angle

In response to the recent specatacular (and still  unsolved) Paris art theft, Steven Thompson of Culturemap reminisces about his brief career as a shoplifter, and cases the most stealable art in Houston’s museums, while in a related article Museum of Fine Arts director Peter Marzio unleashes hyperbole about "cultural terrorism", thieves with an "unprecedented level of sophistication", and "works that changed the course of art history." Marzio, the Menil Collection’s Vance Muse, and Scott Peveto of McClain gallery admit that while they all take precautions, theft hasn’t been a big problem.

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