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Costa Rica – Thieves target works by celebrated Tico artist Rafa Fernandez

A band of Costa Rican art thieves has collectors on guard and detectives on edge. The search is on for some of Costa Rica’s most famous paintings.

Ronald Reyes | Tico Times
Precious Paintings: “Presagios de la Guerra,” a painting by renowned Tico artist Rafa Fernández, is probably safe in its home at the Costa Rican Art Museum in La Sabana Park; other Fernández works in private homes, however, have been targeted by a ring of art thieves.

Jonathan Harris never knew he was a target, but he knew he had something coveted.

On the morning of Oct. 9, a crew of art thieves cruised slowly through his gated Escazú community west of San José in a white Mitsubishi Montero.

more:

Thieves target works by celebrated Tico artist Rafa Fernandez / Top Story / News / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico Times.

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