Famous Art Heists Gone Wrong

In an article as fascinating as it is funny, authors Abigail Cain and Isaac Kaplan highlight eight major art theft failures while referencing many more. The tales, even the most grandiose ones, all feature a comedy of errors or simple lack of oversight. From too-small getaway cars and flat tires to ambitious ransom notes and incompetent support staffs, there’s some glamour here but a lot of calamity. Read about it all on Artsy.