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Art Theft and Grasse

This morning i have travelled to Nice in the South of France.  The temperature is 15 degrees Celcius and it is raining.  However I could not be more pleased.   516 more words

15-12 Story 1: Stolen Art - Getting away with millions!


Synopsis: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist of millions of dollars in paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others. Nobody knows who took the paintings, but our guest has a theory. 2,501 more words

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this day in crime history: march 18, 1990

On this date in 1990, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA was robbed. It was just after midnight when two men dressed as police officers appeared at the museum’s door, claiming they had received a report about a disturbance at the museum. 99 more words

True Crime

Picasso suspected of stealing the Mona Lisa

In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris, France. The first suspect was Pablo Picasso! In fact it was a painter and decorator called Vincenzo Perruggia who had been hiding in a cupboard in the Louvre all night. 59 more words

Art Theft

God Made Idiots: The Vandalism and Theft of Public Art

by Kristen Pionati

“In the first place, God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.” –Mark Twain

In his 1897 book… 1,841 more words


A clever way to celebrate a 25th anniversary

The night of 18th March 1990 two men stole thirteen artworks valued approximately $500 million form the Isabella Stuart Gardner Musem, Boston. The case represents the greates property crime in US history. 178 more words

Art Investigation

Stolen Bronze Sculpture Recovered After 32 Years to Display at ADAA's Art Show

In 1983, two bronze sculptures were stolen from Hirschl & Adler Gallery in New York within a span of three weeks. On both occasions, thieves made off with the treasures in the middle of the day. 591 more words