The long sought after turning of lead to gold has been achieved by Anselm Kiefer. His Paris studio was reportedly robbed of lead worth $1.45 million. The weight of the material stolen does not indicate a smash and grab job, rather a calculated act. It is often noted that the global elite put their money into master works of art in times of uncertainty. Is this theft a sign of a full return to the robber baron era? Look at Art Forum for more details on the heist and check that your insurance policies are up to date.