Theft and Forgery in the World of Art

Theft and Forgery in the World of Art courtesy of Printerinks.
This interactive graphic summarises global trends in art theft, the areas most affected by art crime, the most common theft locations, major art heists, stolen paintings that have travelled the world, art forgeries and what your best protection against art forgery is.


There are three main interactive sections that draw you into the art world.

1- In the major art heists section you can interactively select further to find out more about the heist.


2- In the journey of the stolen paintings you can select the map and visit various locations to see when the paintings were stolen, where they were stolen from, what happened in the incident and the estimated value.


3- In the art forgeries intent to deceive you can find out more about some of the most incredible forgeries by selecting each forger for further information on them.


To interact with these now visit Printerinks Theft and Forgery in the World of Art


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (