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Kudos to our friend, former FBI Special Agent Wittman, who helped a family recover their heritage

A Margaret Keane 'Big Eyes' painting stolen in 1972 has been returned to the family that owned it thanks to our friend and colleagues, former FBI Art Crime Team special agent Robert Wittman, and Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.

When interviewed by CNN, Wittman commented that it's common for stolen art to be rediscovered when someone tries to sell it. "That's why art theft is such a ridiculous crime because at some point, it's going to come back to the market. Even the 'Mona Lisa' was stolen, in 1911, and that was recovered within two years."


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