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…

Man jailed over £1.7m Lowry raid

Man jailed over £1.7m Lowry raid Published: 2009/03/17 A man convicted of an “audacious and well-planned” raid to steal LS Lowry artworks valued at £1.7m has been given an indefinite jail sentence. Casey Miller, 23, of Denton, Greater Manchester, was…

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…

Man denies £1m Lowry arts theft

A man has denied stealing Lowry paintings worth more than £1m from the home of a collector. Casey Miller, 23, of Constable Walk, Denton, Manchester, pleaded not guilty to robbery when he appeared at Manchester Crown Court. Five artworks were…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…