British Art Dealer Convicted of Stealing Artwork from Rolling Stones Guitarist

  • Ronnie Wood in 1988 in Malmö at a vernissage of his art at Hotel Cramer.  The artwork by Ronnie Wood in the background was garbled because of copyright reasons.

    Ronnie Wood in 1988 in Malmö at a vernissage of his art at Hotel Cramer. The artwork by Ronnie Wood in the background was garbled because of copyright reasons.

    Foto: Jonn Leffmann via Wikipedia

British art dealer Jonathan Poole has been sentenced to prison for stealing artworks from his clients.

Poole's clients included the Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, along with the estates of Miles Davis and John Lennon. He plead guilty to 26 charges of fraud and theft made between 1986 and 2013, from which he earned $664,000 overtime, reports Rolling Stone.

The 69-year-old dealer took and sold portraits of Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Marilyn Monroe and others painted by Wood. He also swiped works by Lennon, German artist Sebastian Krüger and French sculptor Auguste Rodin, according to the Guardian.

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