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Art thieves hold their first exhibition

Between 1995 and 1997 Franco and Eva Mattes stole very small parts of some of the most famous artworks in the world. They do not deny that during this period they stole shavings off some of the world’s most famous pieces of art including work by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.

The two people responsible for stealing these small fragments of the artworks admitted that they had done so in 2010 and have recently announced that they are going to be putting them on display at an art show. At the show there is also a film of them stealing a tiny fragment of cellophane from a work of art by Alberto Burri.

The two parties claim that they were stealing the small fragments because they felt it was a way to revitalise the pieces of art, which they felt had lost their interest among the public when they were moved to a museum.

The two thieves are also artists and they have often confessed to the various crimes they have done. They claimed that as well as being thieves they are hackers and fraudsters. This is the first show that they have put on a displa and it is going to be taking place in London. The collection also includes various forgeries that they have created, one of which they claimed was by the famous Italian artist, Cattelan.

They originally tried to sell this piece of artwork that they forged, and they were made an offer after it was authenticated which was a significant amount of money. Instead of going through with the sale, they informed the potential buyer that the artwork was a forgery and the offer to buy the piece of art was withdrawn.

There are also artworks on display that were not part of various illegal activities conducted by the two artists. Despite being legal, they do however remain controversial. In one of them, there is a fake video of the artist killing himself and the various responses that were received to the perceived hanging posted on the Internet are being displayed at the exhibition as well.


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