There is a remarkably low recovery rate for most stolen art. Even something like a Monet valued at $1m that was stolen from a Polish Museum (the only example of the artist’s work in the country) can be very hard to track down as police in Poland discovered and the Deutsch Press-Agentur reports.
Police in Poland have recovered a painting by French impressionist Claude Monet that was stolen nine years ago from a national museum and detained a suspect police officials said Wednesday. The suspect, a 41 year-old male from Olkusz, southern Poland, who was detained Tuesday, police officials said Wednesday. ‘Only now, after nine years of searching for the person responsible for the theft, have we found the trail and found the stolen painting,’ police spokesman Andrzej Borowiak said in a statement.