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Category: Art Theft General

Theft during transport – Koloman Moser masterpiece disappeared en route to UK

http://austrianindependent.com/news/General_News/2011-01-04/5833/Koloman_Moser_masterpiece_disappeared_en_route_to_UK A painting bought in an auction in Vienna for more than 100,000 Euros was stolen during transport to the United Kingdom, it has been reported. Viennese newspaper Heute reports today (Tues) that a self portrait by late Austrian artist Koloman Moser has been reported as missing. The painting was purchased by a London-based man for 116,200…

A Mysterious Picasso Trove Gains More Accusations but Less Clarity

PARIS — At least this much is clear: the art — 271 previously unknown sketches, watercolors and collages — is indeed the work of Picasso. But despite several weeks of accusations, counterclaims and deepening investigations, the mystery at the core of the case of Picasso and the electrician seems no closer to being solved. Pierre Le Guennec, 71,…

Ransoms and Stolen Art

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 10:44 AM PST Url original report plus all links: http://arttheftcentral.blogspot.com/2009/02/ransoms-and-stolen-art.html On Friday, the Telegraph ran an article reporting on Lord Myners’ role in the ransom payments made in 1999 and 2002 for two Turner masterpieces stolen from the Tate. Currently, Myners is embroiled in another controversy over a former chief executive…

HBJ Gateley Wareing duo caught up in art heist trial (about Leonardo's Madonna of the Yarnwinder)

HBJ Gateley Wareing duo caught up in art heist trial Oct 22 2008 By Tom Scotney It was one of the most audacious capers of recent times. Two men walked into Drumlanrig Castle, Scotland, overpowered a security guard and grabbed one of the world’s most valuable paintings from the wall. As sirens sounded and the…

STATUE BOTERO RUBATE (La notte fra il 19 e il 20 ottobre scorso 2007): ARTISTA RINGRAZIA PER RITROVAMENTO

* IS AFRICA CLOSER TO OCEANIA THAN TO EUROPE? VISIT TO AN EXHIBITION ON AFRICAN AND OCEANIAN ARTS. Kwame Opoku http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/073dbf7f90f3c3db?hl=en * Recuperati dai carabinieri circa 200 quadri di provenienza furtiva, 49enne tedesco denunciato http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/8290f02c0bd46244?hl=en * STATUE BOTERO RUBATE (La notte fra il 19 e il 20 ottobre scorso 2007): ARTISTA RINGRAZIA PER RITROVAMENTO http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/8bc9171b94971c0f?hl=en…

Nach dem Kunst-Raub aus einer Düsseldorfer Privatbank am vergangenen Wochenende hat die Bank eine Belohnung ausgesetzt

50.000 Euro Belohnung nach Kunstdiebstahl Nach dem Kunst-Raub aus einer Düsseldorfer Privatbank am vergangenen Wochenende hat die Bank eine Belohnung ausgesetzt. Am vergangenen Wochenende haben Unbekannte acht Gemälde und eine Vase aus einer Düsseldorfer Privatbank geklaut (EXPRESS berichtete) . Für die Wiederbeschaffung der Werke sowie die Ergreifung der Täter hat die Bank jetzt eine Belohnung…

The Art Thief is a lexicon of literary incompetence. A jumbled pastiche of lecture notes and undigested factoids, it was rapidly executed, as indeed the author Noah Charney should be.

BIG-TIME art crime is always fun, whether fact or fiction. It has its own genre, small but perfectly deformed. So I thought I’d love this book, but it’s the worst I’ve reviewed in 30 years. A jumbled pastiche of lecture notes and undigested factoids, it was rapidly executed, as indeed the author should be. The…

Thefts of prized artwork from museums are rare (When artwork is stolen from a museum, Magness-Gardiner added, 80 percent of the cases involve an inside actor, such as a staff member, docent or patron, and the art is commonly snatched from a storeroom.)

* Thefts of prized artwork from museums are rare (When artwork is stolen from a museum, Magness-Gardiner added, 80 percent of the cases involve an inside actor, such as a staff member, docent or patron, and the art is commonly snatched from a storeroom.) http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/a0a79a5d7d36c529?hl=en * Vasarely’s daughter-in-law surrenders passport in art theft case http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/6975d01464299ce4?hl=en…

Art fairs have become a target for thieves (Art+Auction)

* Art fairs have become a target for thieves (Art+Auction)  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/ed532205826e6f53?hl=en * Federal agents seized about 1,700 artifacts from Miles Simpson’s collection of American Indian antiquities. More than three years later, the Bend man is working to get it all back – and he insists he did nothing wrong  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/5464c71ca68f1719?hl=en * US. 2 women charged…

Im Frühjahr 2008 wurde der gesamte bildnerische Nachlass von Peter Weiss aus einem Depot in Stockholm gestohlen

Wo kann er sein? Ein Gespräch mit Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, der Witwe des Schriftstellers. Von Manfred Papst Ein milder, sonniger Nachmittag im obersten Geschoss eines Bürgerhauses im Stockholmer Stadtteil Södermalm. Hohe Räume, Stuckdecken, Stilmöbel. Bücher und Bilder, wohin man blickt. Hier wohnt Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, die Witwe des deutschen Schriftstellers Peter Weiss (1916–1982), der mit dem Drama…

Public art inspires even vandals, tramps and thieves

* Public art inspires even vandals, tramps and thieves http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/f8080013d1a6a55b?hl=en * Insider theft: A federal judge Thursday sentenced a former Yakama Nation Museum curator and her daughter to nine and six months, respectively, in prison for stealing artifacts from the museum. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/cacd9e763952dc3e?hl=en * Mexico. Roban antiguo óleo de templo http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/132189332d9a8b7b?hl=en * Association of Art Museum…

Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and passes them to Interpol

* Huge comic book collection stolen from Bellevue home  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/0687c2efc16ea881?hl=en * Bill Reid heist. Report: Museum guards fell for ruse  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/ab3d0692cb749b5f?hl=en * Break-in and loss of Bill Reid works hasn’t disqualified institution from prestigious Canadian Heritage designation, department says…  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/1a8e5eb3fbed0a64?hl=en * book review. Losing our marbles?  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/66a37380b7451378?hl=en * Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and…

AXA Art Insurance Offers $25,000 Reward for Missing Picasso Artworks

Jacqueline Lisant and Le Repas Frugel Burglarized Palm Beach Police closely monitoring the investigation Images: http://snipurl.com/2aw0d New York, NY – May 27, 2007 – AXA Art Insurance announced a $25,000 reward for credible information leading to the location, recovery and return of two Picasso prints and conviction of the responsible parties. “Jacqueline Lisant” and “Le…

Les vols d'œuvres sont fréquents. Le site " Art Theft " (www.saztv.com) en répertorie une dizaine pour la seule année 2007, et précise que seules trois de ces œuvres ont été retrouvées. Les tableaux disparaissent parfois longtemps.

Danger “artnapping” ! Pauvre Van Gogh ! Après avoir été interné à l’asile de Saint-Rémy-de- Provence, le voici dans celui de Zurich, en Suisse. C’est en effet sur le parking de la clinique psychiatrique du Burghölzli qu’a été retrouvé le 19 février le tableau qui lui est attribué, Branches de marronnier en fleurs, volé le…

Les vols d'œuvres sont fréquents. Le site " Art Theft " (www.saztv.com) en répertorie une dizaine pour la seule année 2007, et précise que seules trois de ces œuvres ont été retrouvées. Les tableaux disparaissent parfois longtemps.

Danger “artnapping” ! Pauvre Van Gogh ! Après avoir été interné à l’asile de Saint-Rémy-de- Provence, le voici dans celui de Zurich, en Suisse. C’est en effet sur le parking de la clinique psychiatrique du Burghölzli qu’a été retrouvé le 19 février le tableau qui lui est attribué, Branches de marronnier en fleurs, volé le…