The Guercino Stolen Last Weekend Was Just Sitting Around Unprotected And Uninsured

“According to the parish priest Gianni Gherardi, who reported the theft, the church could not afford to insure the painting. Its alarm system – fitted during a renovation in the mid-1990s that was financed by the local bank Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena – had been inactive since the funds dried up.”