Stolen Paintings Infographic

This infographic was a small side project based on works of art, specifically paintings, that have been stolen and are worth over 1 million dollars. The data collected was very vast so I have narrowed it down to more recent thefts and focused in on what type of art is stolen and when. I was surprised to see just how much art is stolen and also that there are still many paintings missing that have never been recovered to this day. There are two main organisations that are working to recover stolen art, the FBI Art Crime team and also the Art Loss Register, both of which have recovered many stolen art pieces. Most of the paintings are recovered when the thief tries to sell the painting on the black market, high value items are especially difficult to sell as they attract attention.

Stolen Paintings Infographic