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Video chat: What happens to stolen art?

September 25, 2012|By Pat Benson

Bond king Jeffrey Gundlach has offered a $1.7-million reward for the safe return of artworks stolen recently from his Santa Monica home. The stolen pieces, worth an estimated $10 million, included some of the biggest names in contemporary art: Piet Mondrian, Jasper Johns and Richard Diebenkorn.

What happens to art after it's stolen? Join us for a live video chat today at 4:30 p.m. with retired FBI agent Robert K. Wittman, who wrote the book "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures."

LIVE VIDEO DISCUSSION: Join us at  4:30 p.m. today

Wittman will join business reporter Stuart Pfeifer and deputy business editor Joe Bel Bruno in a discussion of the stolen art underground. We invite you to join in on the conversation by posting comments below or on The Times’ Facebook and Google+ pages or on Twitter using the #asklatimes hashtag.

To find out more about the Gundlach case, click here to read Monday's story by Pfeifer, Walter Hamilton and Mike Boehm.


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