Monday, August 16, 2010


You’ve been collecting contemporary art for a long time now. Your friends are always impressed and the local museum has borrowed a few things now and then for exhibitions. One of your paintings was reproduced in a magazine and the art dealers are always pleased to see you come through the door. Then, thieves break into your house one night and strip all the paintings out of their frames and scoot with them. Things couldn’t be worse. You reckon? The next day in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Veteran art dealer Denis Savill said he did not believe the burglars went to the home just to steal the paintings, as they were "minor works by the artists". "It's not a serious collection by eastern suburbs' standards."