March 9, 2011

Rodin's Naked Balzac Bronze Stolen Three Months Ago in Jerusalem During Museum Renovation, Reports; NPR Adds Quote from the Art Loss Register's Chris Marinello

Rodin Statue of Balzac (Photo Courtesy of
Although the Israel Museum discovered the theft of Auguste Rodin's "Naked Balzac with Folded Arms" three months ago, the information was not made public until yesterday on The heavy bronze could not have been moved out of the museum's garden without the use of a crane and a truck. The police investigation has been ongoing., in covering the story, added a few quotes from the Art Loss Register's Christopher A. Marinello whom you have read about on this blog.