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Stealing art has the potential to make it more valuable. After all, it's desire and rarity that sets the high price of an original work of art. Why stael a painting, when its uniqueness only foils any attempt at resale? Notoriety, publicity, or the hope, like many ancient cultural treasures, the change of ownership may go unnoticed in years to come.
Cultural value changes over time. A work of art made by an artist in their lifetime maybe too new to be worth stealing. However, many a early art collector cherishes the moment that they 'picked it' early at a price where they were selling 'for a steal'.
I titled this image 'Stolen Roy Lichtenstein'.