Commission Given to Art Thieves

Thieves who steal artwork receive between 1 to 2 percent of the ultimate black market sale price of the stolen piece.

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Source: Robert Wittman, Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures, (Crown, New York. 2010), page 82-83.