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ArtSlant – A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art

ArtSlant – A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art http://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/34241 March 29, 2013 A work of art that’s been stolen attains a tantalizing aura of mystery, a legendary status that grows with each hour of absence. A destroyed or a lost work of art can sometimes attain that level of mythos,…

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,…

Boston, MA USA: Arty walkthrough

Arty walkthrough http://www.thehindu.com/arts/magazine/article806819.ece V. R. DEVIKA Courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Priceless collection: The museum A famous art heist left a few walls in Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner museum stark empty, but that has not deterred tourists from visiting the place even today… If your name is Isabella, chances are you will…

Berkshire, UK: Two antique lead statues stolen from Mortimer home

1 October 2010 Last updated at 14:53 ET Two antique lead statues stolen from Mortimer home http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-11457229 Two antique lead statues worth about £15,000 have been stolen from a Berkshire home. Burglars got into the garden of the house in Mortimer Lane, Mortimer, before stealing the 5ft-high (1.5m) figures. One is of a woman carrying…

Exeter, UK: Winning artwork stolen from wall at Exeter exhibition

28 September 2010 Last updated at 11:56 ET Winning artwork stolen from wall at Exeter exhibition http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11429699 Ovation was one painting in a series of three on display at the exhibition The winning piece of artwork in a Devon art exhibition has been stolen. Henny Acloque’s Ovation was stolen from the wall of the gallery…

Panaji, India: 13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa

13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/09/13th-century-slab-stone-carving-stolen-goa.html Panaji, Sep 17 – A historic one-metre-long stone slab with carvings of battle scene, dating back to the late 13th century, has been stolen from a remote village in north Goa. Only a museum could have stolen it, an archeology official said here Friday. The…

NY, NY USA: A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed

A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/nyregion/16painting.html By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and REBECCA WHITE Published: September 15, 2010 Its discovery was nearly as strange as its disappearance. For more than a month, the whereabouts of “Portrait of a Girl,” a painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot of a young girl with a lace…

Cairo, Egypt: Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft 'no big deal'

Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft ‘no big deal’ http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/culture-minister-van-gogh-painting-theft-no-big-deal Fathya el-Dakhakhni Tue, 14/09/2010 – 21:18 Culture Minister Farouk Hosni on Tuesday downplayed the importance of the theft last month of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Poppy Flowers” painting from a Cairo museum, saying it was “not a big deal.” “The Egyptian public is very emotional,” he…

Little Rock, Arkansas: Caddo Indian pottery missing from campus

Caddo Indian pottery missing from campus http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/WireHeadlines/2010/09/14/caddo-indian-pottery-missing-from-campus-1.php By: Associated Press – Texarkana Gazette – Published: 09/14/2010 LITTLE ROCK—Four days into his new job at Southern Arkansas University, archaeologist Jamie Brandon learned that 26 pieces of Caddo Indian pottery were missing from the Magnolia campus. Four years later, he’s still hoping they’ll surface. The pots, bowls…

Vancouver, BC: Police seek $7,500 painting stolen from 105-year-old

Police seek $7,500 painting stolen from 105-year-old http://www.canada.com/news/Police+seek+painting+stolen+from+year/3319395/story.html By Vivian Luk, Vancouver Sun July 24, 2010 Be the first to post a comment The suspect who stole a painting from the room of a 105-year-old woman living in a Vancouver rest home. As far as paintings go, the Manet-style Emile Zola portrait isn’t all that…

Walthamstow, UK: Thieves strike at art trail

WALTHAMSTOW: Thieves strike at art trail http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/8388486.WALTHAMSTOW__Thieves_strike_at_art_trail/ 1:55pm Monday 13th September 2010 • By Daniel Binns » GRAND European galleries housing works by Van Gogh and Picasso are the usual targets of art thieves – but now they have struck in Walthamstow too. On Saturday night, as the week-long E17 Art Trail drew to a…

NY, NY USA: Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison

Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-03/missing-corot-s-co-owner-and-sued-sales-agent-were-prison-mates.html By Karen Freifeld, Katya Kazakina and Philip Boroff – Sep 4, 2010 12:01 AM ET Sat Sep 04 04:01:01 GMT 2010 James Haggerty. Haggerty was convicted in 2006 in a vehicular assault case and was the defendant in a lawsuit involving a missing $1.4…

Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh investigations nearing closure

Van Gogh investigations nearing closure Arabic Edition Sat, 28/08/2010 – 14:51 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/van-gogh-investigations-nearing-closure Investigations into the theft of the van Gogh painting Poppy Flower ended two days ago, according to the North Giza Prosecution. Over the six days of investigations, the prosecution heard 32 witnesses. Another six individuals were imprisoned on charges of negligence, including the…

Sutton Green, UK: Antique silverware stolen during Sutton Green break-in

26 August 2010 Last updated at 10:34 ET Antique silverware stolen during Sutton Green break-in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-11100485 Police said the total collection of stolen silverware was worth £25,000 A collection of antique silverware worth more than £25,000 has been stolen from a house in Sutton Green. Surrey Police said a burglar broke into the property and…

Cairo, Egypt: Egypt Jails Five Officials in Van Gogh Theft Probe

Egypt Jails Five Officials in Van Gogh Theft Probe http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-08-23/egypt-jails-five-officials-in-van-gogh-theft-probe.html August 23, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT By Alaa Shahine (Updates with more officials detained in third paragraph, culture minister’s comment in sixth.) Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) — Egypt’s public prosecutor has ordered the detention of a culture ministry official pending a investigation into the theft of…

Cairo, Egypt: Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting

Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gR7b9KgMHbhceV0FWJ… By Rayad Abu Awad (AFP) – 9 hours ago CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s culture minister Sunday backtracked on a claim that two Italians were arrested with a stolen Van Gogh painting, blaming a subordinate for giving “inaccurate” information. “The information … came from … Mohsen Shaalan. Despite…

Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh painting stolen from Cairo museum

Van Gogh painting stolen from Cairo museum http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1579156.php/Van-Gogh-painting-stolen-from-Cairo-museum Aug 21, 2010, 17:53 GMT Cairo – One of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, Poppy Flowers, has been stolen from a museum in Cairo, Egypt’s Ministry of Culture said on Saturday. In was not immediately clear how the thieves managed to steal the painting from the…

Sydney, Australia: Paintings snatched in million-dollar art heist

Paintings snatched in million-dollar art heist http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/13/2981954.htm?site=idx-nsw Updated August 13, 2010 14:06:00 Thieves have made off with 18 valuable artworks which were hanging in an eastern Sydney home. The paintings were taken from the house in the exclusive Darling Point area some time between Saturday and Tuesday this week. Detectives say the works by artists…

Spokane, WA USA: Thieves steal $25,000 in bronze from Spokane cemeteries

Thieves steal $25,000 in bronze from Spokane cemeteries http://www.nwcn.com/news/washington/Thieves-steal-25000-in-bronze-from-Spokane-cemeteries-100502439.html by Crime Stoppers NWCN.com Posted on August 11, 2010 at 9:13 PM SPOKANE — Two Spokane cemeteries have lost as much as $25,000 worth of brass flower pots and urns to a thief in the past three weeks. During the weekend of July 24, a suspect…

West Mercia, UK: Henry Moore sketch stolen in Broadway art gallery raid

6 August 2010 Last updated at 12:45 ET Henry Moore sketch stolen in Broadway art gallery raid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-10897565 The sketch was made with crayons, felt-tip, pen ink and brush work A Henry Moore sketch and two oil paintings have been stolen from a gallery in south Worcestershire. The works of art are estimated to be…

Stockholm, Sweden: Thieves nab artifacts at historic Swedish landmark

Thieves nab artifacts at historic Swedish landmark http://www.wral.com/news/national_world/world/story/8095292/ By LOUISE NORDSTROM, Associated Press Writer STOCKHOLM — A gang of thieves on Friday staged a remarkable break-in near the Swedish royal family’s residence in Stockholm, smashing display cases at a historic 18th-century Chinese-style landmark and getting away with artifacts that police called potentially priceless. The heist…

In stolen jewelry box, artifacts from a family history

In stolen jewelry box, artifacts from a family history http://community.adn.com/adn/node/152614 Posted by adn_jomalley Posted: August 3, 2010 – 6:29 pm STOLEN JEWELRY: A brooch carved in a concentration camp was one of the family heirlooms that was stolen from Hana Seda’s home recently.(MARC LESTER / Anchorage Daily News) The brooch is bone white, curved like…

Jaipur, Rajasthan India: 500-yr-old idols stolen from temple in Jaipur

500-yr-old idols stolen from temple in Jaipur http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/500-yr-old-idols-stolen-from-temple-in-Jaipur/articleshow/6238836.cms TNN, Jul 30, 2010, 11.58pm IST JAIPUR: Ashtadhatu idols of Radha-Krishna and Charbhujanath were stolen from Charbhuja temple at Muhana village under Muhana police station on Friday. They were around 500-years old and measured 30 inches each. According to reports, the thieves entered the temple after dismantling…

Vancouver – Valuable art stolen from 105-year-old woman

Valuable art stolen from 105-year-old woman http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/23/bc-vancouver-police-art-theft-elderly.html Last Updated: Friday, July 23, 2010 | 4:27 PM PT Comments18Recommend13 CBC News Surveillance video captured this image of the suspect. (Vancouver Police Department)Vancouver police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect they say stole a valuable painting from a 105-year-old woman living in a…

$7,000 statue stolen? She's Zen with that

/20/2010 10:00:00 PM BEN MEYERSON/Staff $7,000 statue stolen? She’s Zen with that http://www.wednesdayjournalonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=12&ArticleID=18026 For 11 years, Cynthia Hicks’ Buddha statue was the heart of the neighborhood. People, young and old, would come to pay tribute to the 2-by-2-foot concrete bust next to Hicks’ garage at the corner of Harvey and Pleasant in Oak Park. “When…

Woman Arrested In Rare Baseball Card Theft

Woman Arrested In Rare Baseball Card Theft http://www.thebostonchannel.com/sports/24269403/detail.html Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson In Century-Old Collection POSTED: 10:57 am EDT July 15, 2010 UPDATED: 11:14 am EDT July 15, 2010 WAREHAM, Mass. — Police say they have recovered a baseball card collection that includes century-old depictions of Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson reported stolen from a…

Stolen: £25,000 from an antiques shop in Dorking earlier this month

06 July ’10 by the editors http://www.artlistings.com/media/344/police-appeal-for-information-after-dorking-theft POLICE in Surrey are seeking information about this man, pictured here, in connection with the theft of six paintings and Georgian writing desk worth total of around £25,000 from an antiques shop in Dorking earlier this month. The theft occurred shortly before 8pm on June 13, when two…

Museum robbed of hero's plate

Museum robbed of hero’s plate http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/news/general/museum-robbed-of-heros-plate/1878350.aspx BY DAISY HUNTLY 07 Jul, 2010 12:00 AM ALMOST 160 years after an Aboriginal man single-handedly saved the lives of 49 Gundagai residents during the 1852 floods, someone has stolen his breastplate. After Yarri took to his bark canoe and saved dozens from the rising waters of the Murrumbidgee…

Rare artefacts stolen from Nat'l Museum

Rare artefacts stolen from Nat’l Museum http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=145433 Staff Correspondent A number of rare objects including a gold cross of Queen Victoria and 17 old coins with archaeological value have been stolen from the National Museum. The museum authorities have filed a case with Shahbagh Police Station in this regard mentioning that a total of 26…

26 rare artifacts stolen, museum mum

26 rare artifacts stolen, museum mum http://bdnews24.com/details.php?id=166812&cid=2 Mon, Jul 5th, 2010 12:48 am BdST Dial 2000 from your GP mobile for latest news Sulaiman Niloy Dhaka, July 4 (bdnews24.com)– At least 26 medals and coins of History and Classical Fine Arts Department under Gallery 21 of National Museum have been stolen. The museum’s deputy keeper…

FIFA confirms trophy theft

Compiled by the Government Communication and Information System http://www.buanews.gov.za/news/10/10063012551002 Date: 30 Jun 2010 Title: FIFA confirms trophy theft ——————– Johannesburg – After conflicting media reports, FIFA confirmed on Wednesday that seven replica trophies valued at ?2100 (about R2100) each, were stolen from the football body’s Johannesburg offices. But spokesperson Nicolas Maingot however added that no…

Pickaxe raid nets £20,000 worth of antiques

Pickaxe raid nets £20,000 worth of antiques http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/news/Pickaxe-raid-nets-163-20-000-worth-antiques/article-2338751-detail/article.html RAIDED: Jenny Butcher, owner of Antique Elegance on West Street, which was burgled on June 13 Photo No: RSMak210610-F01 by Alec Kingham RAIDERS drove off with £20,000 worth of stolen items in the fourth major theft in Dorking’s antiques hub this year. Six prized paintings and a…

Man steals Blue Dog paintings from French Quarter gallery

Man steals Blue Dog paintings from French Quarter gallery http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2010/06/rodrigue.html Published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 5:35 PM Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010, 10:27 PM Allison Good, The Times Picayune An unidentified man stole about $40,000 in Blue Dog paintings by world-famous artist George Rodrigue last week when he entered the artist’s gallery at 730 Royal…

Jewell thiefs targets Birmingham Museum – but the Staffordshire Hoard is safe

Jewell thiefs targets Birmingham Museum – but the Staffordshire Hoard is safe http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2010/06/22/jewell-thiefs-targets-birmingham-museum-but-the-staffordshire-hoard-is-safe-97319-26697074/ Jun 22 2010 by Neil Elkes, Birmingham Mail Add a comment Recommend A BURGLAR stole three pieces of Indian Jewellery from a display case at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. But luckily the sneak thief missed out on the larger prize, items…

Swords stolen from Pacific War Museum

Swords stolen from Pacific War Museum http://www.guampdn.com/article/20100622/NEWS01/6220308/Swords-stolen-from-Pacific-War-Museum By Dionesis Tamondong • Pacific Daily News • June 22, 2010 The family of the late Marine Corps veteran and advocate John Gerber is asking for the public’s help in recovering three swords stolen from the Pacific War Museum. The Asan museum, which was founded by Gerber with…

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Thieves-make-topless-7ft-mermaid-statue-carved-wood/article-2310598-detail/article.html The half-ton wooden mermaid. A BUXOM 7ft mermaid weighing almost half a tonne has been stolen from a Lincolnshire artist. The mermaid was made by an Australian woman who specialises in creating page three-style pieces during a competition in the UK. The statuesque…

Confiscated relics submitted to ICHTO

Confiscated relics submitted to ICHTO http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=130151&sectionid=351020105 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 18:06:39 GMT Font size : Over 6 tons of relics were confiscated from Argentine diplomat Sebastian Zavala. The Persian relics confiscated from an Argentinean diplomat last year have been submitted to Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. Over 6 tons of handcrafts and relics…

Organised gangs blamed for thefts from stately homes

Organised gangs blamed for thefts from stately homes http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8194611.Organised_gangs_blamed_for_thefts_from_stately_homes/ 10:02am Tuesday 1st June 2010 TWO of North Yorkshire’s most famous stately homes have been listed among a string of historic properties at the centre of a crimewave. The Art Newspaper has produced a rundown of how organised gangs are setting their sights on ancient houses…

Stolen bear statue found in bushes at community center

Stolen bear statue found in bushes at community center http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge/news/2342576,park-ridge-bearstolen-060310-s1.article June 1, 2010 By JENNIFER JOHNSON jjohnson@pioneerlocal.com A nearly 6-foot-tall Scottish-bear statue, missing from Park Ridge’s Centennial Park for a week, returned Saturday just as mysteriously as it had disappeared. The statue, part of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care’s Promise of Park Ridge 2010 public…

Monkey business by porcelain gangs leaves stately homes counting cost

Monkey business by porcelain gangs leaves stately homes counting cost http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7140720.ece Ben Hoyle and Jack Malvern England’s stately homes are being targeted by thieves with a penchant for antique porcelain — and their victims include the Prime Minister’s father in law. There have been at least 21 major thefts and 15 attempted robberies in the…

Thieves with Cavalier attitude

Thieves with Cavalier attitude http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/thieves-with-cavalier-attitude-20100529-wmfx.html ANDREW TAYLOR May 30, 2010 IT IS the million-dollar theft that has everyone stumped. Three years after A Cavalier, a 17th-century Dutch masterpiece insured for $1.4 million, was stolen from the Art Gallery of NSW, hopes of recovering it have gone, even though it is listed on the FBI’s top…

Stolen paintings give a "unique" picture of Salisbury life

Stolen paintings give a “unique” picture of Salisbury life http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/8185600.Stolen_paintings_give_a__unique__picture_of_Salisbury_life/ 10:30am Wednesday 26th May 2010 PAINTINGS worth about £3,500 have been stolen from the old cell area of Salisbury Guildhall. The six watercolour paintings by Edwin Young were taken between the end of March and April 14. The paintings were on loan to Salisbury City…

Stolen paintings give a "unique" picture of Salisbury life

Stolen paintings give a “unique” picture of Salisbury life http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/8185600.Stolen_paintings_give_a__unique__picture_of_Salisbury_life/ 10:30am Wednesday 26th May 2010 PAINTINGS worth about £3,500 have been stolen from the old cell area of Salisbury Guildhall. The six watercolour paintings by Edwin Young were taken between the end of March and April 14. The paintings were on loan to Salisbury City…

Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen

Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/8183572.Historic_Monmouth_statue___s_staff_stolen/ 12:30pm Tuesday 25th May 2010 A 218 year-old staff was stolen from the hand of one of Monmouth’s historical monuments. The military staff, known locally as Henry’s scroll, is part of the statue of Henry V which was erected at the front of the Shire Hall in 1792, and…

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100526/NEWS02/5260376/1003/NEWS02 By PATRICK McARDLE STAFF WRITER – Published: May 26, 2010 DORSET — A second edition of a Rhode Island artist’s bronze sculpture of a woman is missing from a local home and is believed to have been taken around the same time as an edition was taken…

Ramsbury Manor loot

ttp://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7546.aspx Ramsbury Manor loot – the hunt goes on 25 May 2010 Despite recent developments in the case against the notorious Johnson family, including the recovery of stolen antiques in Worcestershire, innumerable valuable works of art remain at large. Contrary to reports in the national press, many of the 300-plus items stolen from Ramsbury Manor…

Sculpture stolen in home burglary

Sculpture stolen in home burglary http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_c1f20548-67c4-11df-973a-001cc4c002e0.html Gazette-Times | Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:00 am | 1 Comment Have you seen ‘Exaltation?’ The sculpture was stolen sometime Sunday. Call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858. (Contributed photo) A sculpture worth about $20,000 was stolen Sunday in a residential burglary and investigators hope someone will…

Heist-proof museums? U.S. buildings aided by design, location

Heist-proof museums? U.S. buildings aided by design, location http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/24/AR2010052403626_pf.html By Jacqueline Trescott and Dan Zak Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, May 25, 2010; C01 Last week’s $123 million heist of cubist and post-impressionist works at the Paris Museum of Modern Art continues a rash of painting pilferage in Europe over the past decade, with sensational…

LOST CULTURE

LOST CULTURE http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100525/jsp/opinion/story_12480035.jsp Malvika Singh Rabindranath Tagore and Santiniketan have both been neglected, their values and ethos have been allowed to crumble and decay, without the remotest effort being made to keep alive, celebrate, rekindle and enhance the raison d’être of the great man and his world view in today’s context. The challenge of ensuring…

Art Institutions Need to Remember That 'It Can Happen Here'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-amore/art-institutions-need-to_b_587582.html Anthony Amore Director of Security, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts Posted: May 24, 2010 02:53 PM Art Institutions Need to Remember That ‘It Can Happen Here’ The theft last week of priceless paintings, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani, from the Paris Museum of Modern Art was not only a large-scale…

Image of Paris art thief captured on CCTV "like cubist painting"

Image of Paris art thief captured on CCTV “like cubist painting” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7753960/Image-of-Paris-art-thief-captured-on-CCTV-like-cubist-painting.html The face of the masked raider who made off with five paintings worth an estimated £100 million from a Paris gallery were caught on CCTV, it emerged on Saturday. By By Peter Allen in Paris Published: 6:46PM BST 22 May 2010 ‘La pastorale’…

Image of Paris art thief captured on CCTV "like cubist painting"

Image of Paris art thief captured on CCTV “like cubist painting” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/7753960/Image-of-Paris-art-thief-captured-on-CCTV-like-cubist-painting.html The face of the masked raider who made off with five paintings worth an estimated £100 million from a Paris gallery were caught on CCTV, it emerged on Saturday. By By Peter Allen in Paris Published: 6:46PM BST 22 May 2010 ‘La pastorale’…

Masked thief steals priceless masterpieces from Paris museum

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7131750.ece May 20, 2010 Masked thief steals priceless masterpieces from Paris museum Le pigeon aux petits pois (Dove with Green Peas, 1912, Pablo Picasso) Image :1 of 3 Charles Bremner in Paris 21 Comments Recommend? (21) A lone masked intruder stole five priceless paintings, including a Matisse and a Picasso, from the Paris Museum of…

Trust defends security after silver stolen

Trust defends security after silver stolen http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/05/18/trust-defends-security-after-silver-stolen-91466-26465999/ May 18 2010 by Our Correspondent, Western Mail THE National Trust defended its security measures yesterday following the theft of silverware thought to be worth thousands of pounds in a break-in at a stately home. Thieves made off with high-value Indian silver items from the Eastern Museum at…

Sculpture stolen from Ithaca park

Sculpture stolen from Ithaca park http://www.cnycentral.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=456251 ITHACA — It weighs more than 200 pounds and is worth about $15,000, but a bronze statue in Dewitt Park in Ithaca is no where to be found. The sculpture, by Miguel Antonio Horn, called Chaman, had been at the park for almost two years before it was stolen.…

Trailer and art stolen from home

Trailer and art stolen from home http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=12458557 Posted: May 10, 2010 9:13 PM Updated: May 10, 2010 9:13 PM BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a stolen trailer with thousands of dollars worth of art inside. Investigators believe the trailer, containing paintings and displays, was taken on April 29th around 10:15…

Iraqi official: Theft of antiquities reaching dangerous levels

Iraqi official: Theft of antiquities reaching dangerous levels http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/322899,iraqi-official-theft-of-antiquities-reaching-dangerous-levels.html Posted : Mon, 10 May 2010 11:49:51 GMT By : dpa Category : Culture (General) Baghdad – The theft of ancient artifacts from an important historical site in Iraq’s southern Nasiriyah province is accelerating to dangerous levels, an Iraqi official warned on Monday. The Tel Joukha…

Police seek help finding art thief

Police seek help finding art thief http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/20100508/SAG0801/305089980/police-seek-help-finding-art-thief May 08, 2010 06:00 am | By Ryan Tumilty | St. Albert Gazette The RCMP is looking for help finding art thieves who took a set of paintings from a vehicle last month. The paintings were left in the trunk of a vehicle parked at Red Willow Park…

Centuries-old stolen coin treasure recovered

Centuries-old stolen coin treasure recovered http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/May/theuae_May206.xml&section=theuae 8 May 2010, 10:03 PM Abu Dhabi Police have recovered centuries-old stolen coins belonging to the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The archaeological treasure was 
excavated by unlicensed drillers’ 
20 years ago at Halat Al Bahrani 
Island, behind the Abu Dhabi Intercontinental Hotel. The treasure consists of 33 coins of…

Police say anger was retired West Michigan doctor's motive for stealing furniture, artwork from Florida inn

Police say anger was retired West Michigan doctor’s motive for stealing furniture, artwork from Florida inn http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/05/police_say_anger_was_west_mich.html By Barton Deiters | The Grand Rapids Press May 08, 2010, 7:00AM Footage allegedly showing Roger Gemmen stealing Roger GemmenWhen police showed Dr. Roger Gemmen a grainy surveillance video of a man carrying expensive artwork out of a…

Rare 2000 year-old coins go missing from Fareham’s Westbury Manor Museum

Rare 2000 year-old coins go missing from Fareham’s Westbury Manor Museum http://www.locksheathpeople.co.uk/news/Rare-2000-year-old-coins-missing-Fareham-8217-s-Westbury-Manor-Museum/article-2112141-detail/article.html By TinaGarner Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 12:00 A collection of rare coins, have been taken from Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham, near Locks Heath on Thursday 29 April. Tudor coin stolen from Fareham’s Westbury Manor Museum The missing coins include two gold 2000…

Iran police probes serial bust thefts

Iran police probes serial bust thefts http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=125374&sectionid=351020105 Tue, 04 May 2010 05:26:50 GMT Font size : Serial thieves stole 10 busts off their pedestals in Tehran Police in Tehran has initiated investigations into the serial theft of statues and Iranian social celebrity busts amid reports of the theft of another bust. “The Tehran attorney general…

Historic Items Stolen from Kedleston Hall

Historic Items Stolen from Kedleston Hall http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Derbyshire/Derby/DE74/News/Local-News/162990-Historic-Items-Stolen-from-Kedleston-Hall Published: 4th May 2010 17:42 In the early hours of the morning of Sunday 2 May 2010 there was a break in at the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall and a number of pieces of silver, including a wine cooler were stolen. Kedleston Hall in DerbyThe intruder alarms were…

Thieves escape with valuable artwork

News Toronto & GTA http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/04/26/13728311.html Thieves escape with valuable artwork By DON PEAT, Toronto Sun This painting by Eric McCully is one of four stolen from a west-end gallery. Toronto Police hope to paint two alleged art thieves into a corner after they made off with $14,100 in artwork from a west-end gallery. Four paintings…

Museum raid nets Nazi flag

Museum raid nets Nazi flag http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/3622222/Museum-raid-nets-Nazi-flag By BEN STANLEY – Waikato Times Last updated 09:02 26/04/2010 As thousands rose for Anzac Day dawn services yesterday, thieves broke into the Raglan Museum, swiping an authentic Nazi flag. It was stolen around 4am from an exhibition running at the museum titled ‘Raglan and the Anzacs,’ which celebrates…

Frazetta siblings resolve dispute over fantasy art

Frazetta siblings resolve dispute over fantasy art http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/23/2700870/frazetta-siblings-resolve-dispute.html ShareThis Buzz up! By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer Published: Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 – 7:00 am Last Modified: Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 – 11:04 am ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The adult children of pioneering fantasy artist Frank Frazetta have resolved an ugly dispute over control of their…

$4,000 Worth Of Artist's Paintings Stolen

$4,000 Worth Of Artist’s Paintings Stolen http://www.kptv.com/news/23231751/detail.html POSTED: 8:12 am PDT April 22, 2010 UPDATED: 10:21 am PDT April 22, 2010 PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland artist had about $4,000 worth of her paintings stolen from a downtown Portland window gallery earlier this week. The corner of Southwest Fifth Avenue and Alder Street in downtown…

Maraca stolen from 'Samba' statue of beloved Tokyo manga character

Maraca stolen from ‘Samba’ statue of beloved Tokyo manga character http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20100421p2a00m0na025000c.html The “Samba Ryo-san” statue with one maracas missing is pictured in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward on Tuesday. (Mainichi) A statue of a famous manga character and beloved Tokyo figure has been vandalized, with one of two maracas in the character’s hands going missing. The statue…

$2,000 painting stolen from Winona bar

Home / News / Local $2,000 painting stolen from Winona bar http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/local/article_708acbce-49d6-11df-946d-001cc4c002e0.html By Chris Hubbuch Lee Newspapers | Posted: Saturday, April 17, 2010 12:00 am | (2) Comments Ed Hoffman, owner of Ed’s (no name) Bar, pours a pint in his bar. Ed’s (no name) Bar recently had a painting from local artist Mary Singer…

A MAN from West Yorkshire has been charged with stealing an antique clock worth £200,000 from a stately home.

Man charged with £200,000 clock theft from stately home http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Man-charged-with-200000-clock.6233546.jp Published Date: 16 April 2010 A MAN from West Yorkshire has been charged with stealing an antique clock worth £200,000 from a stately home. Graham Harkin, 57, of Chestnut Walk, Wakefield, was charged with theft after officers recovered the clock from the back of a…

£50,000 of artwork stolen from studio

£50,000 of artwork stolen from studio http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=354… London Evening Standard/London A ‘professional’ gang of thieves stole more than £50,000 of paintings in a burglary at a gallery. American artist Haidee Becker had four canvases taken from her studio- cum-gallery in Archer Street, Soho. Becker, 60, who has work in the National Portrait Gallery, said she…