WARNING: Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin have been stolen in UK

One of several paintings that were, according to a spam I received Sunday, stolen from a museum in Manchester, England.


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When I went online to check the validity of this spam I found a BBC story which reports “The paintings – Van Gogh’s The Fortification of Paris with Houses, Picasso’s Poverty and Gauguin’s Tahitian Landscape – were found the next day crammed into a tube behind a public toilet…. A note was attached to the paintings claiming the motive of the thieves was to highlight poor security at the gallery.” Oh, what a noble cause.