On Sunday, August 28, four thieves made off with nearly $2.6 million worth of materials from Anselm Kiefer’s studio and warehouse, located about thirty minutes from Paris. In addition to twelve tons of raw marble, the suspects stole a lead sculpture from the German artist’s workspace. Two of the individuals were taken into custody later that day and appeared before the Meaux criminal court on Tuesday, August 30. Materials were also stolen from a different studio owned by Kiefer back in 2008. That time, the thieves stole 7.5 tons of lead, which was later recovered.