Italy's artful dodgers: Mafia's Van Gogh appreciation exposed

Italy's artful dodgers: Mafia's Van Gogh appreciation exposed
 

The Camorra crime organisation of Naples is not known for its understated good taste.
Police raids on members' homes have often revealed a preference for ostentatious, kitsch decoration - the more lavish and garish, the better.
So it is unlikely that the network acquired Van Gogh's sombre depictions of the Dutch landscape for display on the walls of their homes.
The police in Naples say that they found the two stolen artworks in the possession of one of the Camorra organisation's branches - the Amato-Pagano clan.
The police say they are one of the most dangerous clans in the region.
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30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: BBC
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