Visiting the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris on the morning of May 20 this year you’d have found the Palais du Tokyo shut fast and adorned with notices announcing the museum was closed “for technical reasons”. The reason? Mere hours earlier, the gallery had been hit by one of the most audacious fine art thefts in history.
Five paintings were stolen including works by Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani. The initial estimated worth was upwards of $750m. As the dust settled, experts decided on a more modest valuation of $145m, a sum which still ranks this as one of the largest art thefts ever carried out.
In this issue of T3 we discover how high-tech thieves crack the security of the biggest and most famous banks, museums and galleries in the world. The intricacies of the crimes are beyond belief. Also in the issue we take a look at the best phones on the market for apps and the 50 best apps to stick on them. After that we explore the new iPod range, test the Samsung Galaxy Tab and explain the background to some of the more ridiculous names in technology.
Australian T3, November Issue (116), is on sale now from Coles, Woolworths, 7-Eleven, Borders and all good newsagents. For all those wanting a copy of T3 without the cover model, look out for the T3 Guide to Gaming special edition. It will be on sale from the 29th of October with a cover model Sony PS3 Move on the front.