Great works of art have many prying eyes, some nefarious and keen to steal. Keeping thieves away requires intensely secure storage.
It’s no secret that professional thieves love fine works of art. They’re relatively easy to make off with and, with the right contacts, they can soon get them onto the black market and make a fortune. The only real difficulty is getting their hands on them in the first place.
This is a worry that crosses the mind of many a fine art gallery and collector. As many paintings have been swiped while in transit or apparently secure storage, fears are raised once the priceless works are out of a gallery’s or private residence