Category: art theft

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Toledo Bar's Namesake Boar Statue Stolen

Toledo Bar’s Namesake Boar Statue Stolen http://www.wlwt.com/news/23754299/detail.html Owner Says He Bought Statue 20 Years Ago POSTED: 10:30 am EDT June 1, 2010 UPDATED: 10:39 am EDT June 1, 2010 Email  Print Comments (0) TOLEDO — An Ohio bar is asking…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

$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…

$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…

£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…