Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And, hopefully the last thing on stolen art for a while


This one you might have missed. About 10 days ago, three statues of Maurice Richard were stolen. According to the article they were the property of Canada Billiard and Bowling and worth about $9,000.

That's all fine and dandy, and was probably be gleaned from the police report. But what they don't mention is that the sculptures are miniature versions of a sculpture of Maurice Richard that is in a corner of Les Ailes de la Mode. Now that one is a behemoth, by my calculation it was the third of four statues of Saint Maurice to grace our town, and I could never figure out the how or the why.

But now it all makes sense, they (whomever made the sculptures) used the large version to legitimize the smaller ones which were then used to make money. I like it when everything fits into place.