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adam
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04/19/2021 07:31AM  

Very odd someone would go through the trouble of replicating a $600 piece of art to replace the original in an art gallery in GM.

Bizarre art theft in Grand Marais

 
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tumblehome
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04/19/2021 07:38AM  
That is bizarre.

A line from Silence of the Lambs, “We covet what we see every day”.

Someone that had a frequent opportunity to view the painting and become fond enough of it to steal it.

Tom
 
lundojam
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04/19/2021 07:58AM  
Inside job.
 
Savage Voyageur
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04/19/2021 08:20AM  
That’s sad, it kind of reminds me of the Led Zeppelin IV album cover with the old man carrying sticks.
 
adam
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04/19/2021 09:51AM  
Savage Voyageur: "That’s sad, it kind of reminds me of the Led Zeppelin IV album cover with the old man carrying sticks. "

Led Zeppelins - Root Beer Lady Album that was never released.
 
04/19/2021 10:17AM  
So weird!
 
Canoearoo
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04/19/2021 10:27AM  
That is sad
 
thegildedgopher
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04/19/2021 10:33AM  
lundojam: "Inside job."
X2!
 
bottomtothetap
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04/19/2021 11:50AM  
adam: "Savage Voyageur: "That’s sad, it kind of reminds me of the Led Zeppelin IV album cover with the old man carrying sticks. "
Led Zeppelins - Root Beer Lady Album that was never released."

Good one, Adam! HaHaHa! That painting looked so familiar, I thought I must have seen it in GM but Savage Voyageur has me thinking I was just remembering Led Zeppelin IV!
 
04/19/2021 12:28PM  
Reminds me of the National Treasure movies when they're stealing the actual Declaration of Independence. The guards think they've stolen one of the replicas from the gift shop and take off after them.
 
04/20/2021 09:28AM  
Maybe they swapped it out years ago and simply forgot about it. Galleries put reproductions on display all the time to preserve the original. Maybe it has been years and there has been enough turnover that no one there now was there when they swapped it out. Might be an odd theory but no more odd than someone going through all that effort to steal a $600 painting.

How would they even have gotten a scan of the painting without having the painting first? Either it's an inside job, or they simply forgot that they did it themselves. That would be pretty embarrassing if it turned up in their own vault.
 
04/20/2021 03:24PM  
I would be suspicious of a guy named Micha who misses his grandma. Just sayin.
I would like to have those ruby slippers. Just for a weekend. Now that would be cool. Don’t ask why.
 
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