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Boy George Ends Accidental Career As An Art Thief

Boy George has been holding onto a piece of stolen art for two and a half decades — but only by mistakes. He’s returned the 300-year-old painting “The Icon of Christ” to Orthodox Church of Cyprus, from whom it had been stolen during the 1974 Turkish invasion. How did the Church reunite itself with the work? A bishop there spotted it hanging in the singer’s home while watching a 2008 documentary about Boy George, who had purchased the work in 1985. As a showing of thanks, the Church gave Boy George “a modern version of the Jesus Christ Pantokrator painting.” Which is worth, considerably, less.

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  • ChattyKathy

    what was a bishop doing watching a documentary on boy george? just wondering…

  • Johannstein

    lol My thoughts exactly, ChattyKathy..

  • MonereMonae

    I would have sold it back to them. I bet he paid good money for the original.

  • j

    @ChattyKathy: Hahah, brilliant, didn’t even twig on to this lol

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