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How I Became An Art Smuggler

Gerard Dureux was a paranoid, reclusive painter and sculptor whose collection has been smuggled to the UK by his son

The Dureux family handout

The sun is barely visible on the grey skyline and I’m battling fierce wind as I move through the streets of the post-industrial wasteland near the centre of Leeds, UK. The odd train whistles by on the nearby tracks and I…




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