A was reading an article in the New Yorker about an Idol Thief who operated in Jaipur and smuggled thousands of Indian antiquities to collectors in Europe and America sometimes directly and sometimes via large auction houses like Christie's and Sotheby's. While it is sort of obvious that he committed a horrible crime, what if you look at it from the perspective of art only. Did he end up contributing to art by saving thousands of these icons from getting lost and forgotten? No one really cares for these things in India anyway so getting them in the hands of folks that do care -- even if in the most pretentious way -- if, one could argue, a great service to art.