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La Spezia – Il colpo della Pieve; return of stolen "Jacobus SPINOLOTUS SENT PINXIT DE, 1476," 30 years after its theft from a parish church (thanks to very attentive Fabrizio Rossi of the Carabinieri!)

Il colpo della Pieve – Citta della Spezia :: Cultura e Spettacolo – La Spezia http://www.cittadellaspezia.com/La-Spezia/Cultura-e-Spettacolo/Il-colpo-della-Pieve-92437.aspx September 4, 2011 La Spezia. Questo è un poliziesco e la prima scena è quella del delitto. Dunque è notte, piove e fa freddo. Suona come un cliché vero? Ma il fatto è che nella notte tra il 28…

La Spezia – Il colpo della Pieve; return of stolen "Jacobus SPINOLOTUS SENT PINXIT DE, 1476," 30 years after its theft from a parish church (thanks to very attentive Fabrizio Rossi of the Carabinieri!)

Il colpo della Pieve – Citta della Spezia :: Cultura e Spettacolo – La Spezia http://www.cittadellaspezia.com/La-Spezia/Cultura-e-Spettacolo/Il-colpo-della-Pieve-92437.aspx September 4, 2011 La Spezia. Questo è un poliziesco e la prima scena è quella del delitto. Dunque è notte, piove e fa freddo. Suona come un cliché vero? Ma il fatto è che nella notte tra il 28…

ekathimerini.com | Icon-smuggling ring uncovered

Icon-smuggling ring uncovered http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_08/05/2011_390045 Scotland Yard has identified the alleged mastermind behind a ring that has been stealing religious icons from churches and monasteries in Epirus and Thessaly which subsequently ended up at European auction houses. According to the Greek authorities, police in Athens were informed of the identity of the mastermind, who is from Thessaly, by their…

Flensburg (epd). Unbekannte haben offenbar schon am Freitag eine wertvolle Marienfigur (Pietá) aus der katholischen Pfarrkirche "St. Marien – Schmerzhafte Mutter" in Flensburg gestohlen

Flensburg (epd). Unbekannte haben offenbar schon am Freitag eine wertvolle Marienfigur (Pietá) aus der katholischen Pfarrkirche “St. Marien – Schmerzhafte Mutter” in Flensburg gestohlen. Die hölzerne Figur ist etwa 45 Zentimeter groß und stellt Maria mit dem gekreuzigten Jesus dar. Sie heißt so wie die Kirche “Schmerzhafte Mutter”, teilte die Gemeinde am Montag mit. Neben dem materiellen Schaden…

Flensburg (epd). Unbekannte haben offenbar schon am Freitag eine wertvolle Marienfigur (Pietá) aus der katholischen Pfarrkirche "St. Marien – Schmerzhafte Mutter" in Flensburg gestohlen

Flensburg (epd). Unbekannte haben offenbar schon am Freitag eine wertvolle Marienfigur (Pietá) aus der katholischen Pfarrkirche “St. Marien – Schmerzhafte Mutter” in Flensburg gestohlen. Die hölzerne Figur ist etwa 45 Zentimeter groß und stellt Maria mit dem gekreuzigten Jesus dar. Sie heißt so wie die Kirche “Schmerzhafte Mutter”, teilte die Gemeinde am Montag mit. Neben dem materiellen Schaden…

Hunt still on for art stolen from Ligonier Township sporting club – Pittsburgh Tribune

For nearly seven decades, two paintings depicting outdoor “sporting” activities graced the walls of the prestigious Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier Township. The artworks by renowned equine artist Franklin B. Voss depicted foxhunting scenes, perfectly blending into the ambience of the private club known for its history of foxhunts and steeplechase races. On Jan. 18,…

Painting by Aivazovsky "Ship at Sea” was stolen

Painting by Aivazovsky . Among the paintings that the robbers took from the  businessman Alexander Tarantsev’s near Moscow estate, were “The Cossack” by Ilya Repin and the “Ship at Sea” by Ivan Aivazovsky, Kommersant reports. Works by Shishkin, Savrasov and other Russian artists were also stolen. The robbers took diamond jewelry and antiques, some of which come…

Painting by Aivazovsky "Ship at Sea” was stolen

Painting by Aivazovsky . Among the paintings that the robbers took from the  businessman Alexander Tarantsev’s near Moscow estate, were “The Cossack” by Ilya Repin and the “Ship at Sea” by Ivan Aivazovsky, Kommersant reports. Works by Shishkin, Savrasov and other Russian artists were also stolen. The robbers took diamond jewelry and antiques, some of which come…

Argentina – Continúa la investigación por el robo a un museo – – Diario El SigloWeb Tucumán

Se cree que los autores hicieron “inteligencia” al edificio de Congreso primera cuadra y que, inevitablemente, habrían tenido contacto con comerciantes de la zona. Ellos podrían aportar pistas. 14/01/2011 11:22 PM | La investigación del robo de “boqueteros” al Museo de Arte Sacro se desarrolla a paso lento, según indicaron fuentes vinculadas a la pesquisa. Las tareas se centran en la…

Les onze toiles dérobées à Thalwil (ZH) sont des Warhol | 24 heures

VOL DE TABLEAUX | Les onze tableaux volés durant la dernière semaine de décembre dans un appartement à Thalwil (ZH) sont des oeuvres d’Andy Warhol.© Police cantonale zurichoise |ATS | 05.01.2011 | 18:51Ils comportent le même motif en différentes variations: un portrait du chanteur Mick Jagger. Les toiles portent les signatures de l’artiste et de…

ouest-france.fr – L’amateur d’art écumait les villas entre Vierville-sur-Mer et Ouistreham – Bayeux – Faits

De mars 2009 à septembre 2010, près de cinquante maisons ont été cambriolées entre Vierville-sur-Mer et Ouistreham. « Cette affaire nous a tenus en haleine pendant plusieurs mois, confie un enquêteur de la brigade de recherche de Bayeux. C’est finalement un concours de circonstances qui nous a mis sur la piste du cambrioleur. » ouest-france.fr – L’amateur d’art écumait les villas…

India -Key suspect arrested in holy relic theft case –  National News – News – MSN India

Thrissur (Ker) Jan 5 (PTI) A key suspect in the theft of three antique relics from a church in the district on November 30 has been arrested, police said today. The relics belonging to the Holy Cross Church at Mapranam area here are believed to be associated with the Crucifixion of Christ. Head of the Special…

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…

Rubata la Madonnina del monte Pirio Tagliate le viti in acciaio che ancoravano la statua al masso della vetta. Un piano ben programmato per sottrarla

TORREGLIA. E’ stata divelta dalla roccia la Madonnina del monte Pirio, collocata sulla sommità del colle sopra Torreglia appena due mesi fa, a protezione degli escursionisti dei Colli Euganei, da alcuni volontari dell’Associazione Giovane Montagna di Padova. Gli autori del gesto sacrilego, oltre che vandalico, hanno tagliato i quattro bulloni in acciaio che tenevano ancorata la statuetta…

Three antique relics have been allegedly stolen from one of the oldest churches in Kerala.

Historical relics stolen from Kerala church The theft was reported at the Holy Cross Church in Mapranam, Thrissur where thieves broke open the doors and gained entry into the sacristy. The relics included a part of the Holy Cross on which Jesus Christ was believed to have been crucified, the blood stain of Christ and…

Stolen Painting Featured in Bulgaria’s National Gallery of Nikola Tanev

Stolen Painting Featured in Bulgaria’s National Gallery of Nikola Tanev http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=118138 Culture | July 15, 2010, Thursday “Spring in Sofia” – by Nikola Tanev. Photo by president.bg Bulgaria’s National Art Gallery is opening Thursday an exhibition dedicated to the 120 birthday of one of the most renowned Bulgarian artists, Nikola Tanev. The last presentation of…

FLAMBOYANT Raymond Scott is considering the unthinkable when he appears in court over the alleged theft of a rare Shakespeare book . . . by keeping his mouth shut

I’ll stay silent over Shakespeare book, says Raymond Scott Feb 1 2009 by Roger Domeneghetti, Sunday Sun FLAMBOYANT Raymond Scott is considering the unthinkable when he appears in court over the alleged theft of a rare Shakespeare book . . . by keeping his mouth shut. Mr Scott was last week seen addressing the media…

Police seek help in hunt for stolen paintings; four paintings by renowned Scots artist Peter Howson have been stolen from a house in Central Scotland.

Each of the 12in x 10in paintings is valued at more than £2000 and all concern the subject The Hardman’s Face. Police said one of the unframed paintings was oil-based while the other three were pastels. Police appealed for information from anyone who may have innocently bought them or who has been asked to frame…

Spenden für das Denkmal von Kleist (theft sculptures Frankfurt, Germany)

Spenden für das Denkmal von Kleist Donnerstag, 23. Oktober 2008 02:42 – Von Jeanette Bederke So viel Aufmerksamkeit hatte Heinrich von Kleist in seiner Geburtsstadt schon lange nicht mehr: Bisher unbekannte Buntmetalldiebe haben vom Denkmal des berühmtesten Frankfurters in der vergangenen Woche drei wertvolle Bronzereliefs gestohlen, um die Metalltafeln vermutlich bei einem Schrotthändler zu verhökern.…

theft alert: four diaries by the noted John Deere engineer Theo Brown stolen

From: Obien, Rodney G. [mailto:robien@WPI.EDU] Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:19 AM To: museum-security@museum-security.org Subject: RE: Question – Posting Lost/Stolen Cultural Artifact On March 7, 2008, 22:05 pm (10:00pm), a black courier bag containing four diaries by the noted John Deere engineer Theo Brown was stolen. The incident took place outside the bus terminal of South…

stolen Tiepolo painting in the Niedersächsische Landesmuseum, Hannover Germany.

The Regional Court of Hanover (Landgericht Hannover) attests that the Niedersächsische Landesmuseum acquired a Tiepolo painting in good faith despite expert concerns regarding the lawfulness of this acquisition. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ NOT EVERYTHING THAT IS LEGAL IS ETHICAL. NO MUSEUM SHOULD HOLD ON TO STOLEN OBJECTS, NOT EVEN IF THEY BOUGHT THOSE AS GOOD FAITH BUYER… Ton…

Police in Bangladesh are searching for two statues of the Hindu god Vishnu which were stolen from Dhaka airport

Vishnu is the second god in the Hindu triumvirate, which consists of three gods responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Brahma and Shiva. Hinduism is a minority faith in Bangladesh, which is overwhelmingly Muslim. The government’s cultural affairs adviser, Ayub Quadri, told the BBC he was…

Amid tight security, two 1,500-year-old terracotta Vishnu statues bound for an exhibition in Paris were stolen while in the custody of Air France at the Zia International Airport (ZIA) Saturday

2 Paris-bound statues stolen from ZIA France finds it ‘highly suspicious’ Staff Correspondent Named ‘Vishnu’ and ‘Bust of Vishnu’, the statues are from Gupta era of the seventh century. Since being discovered in a dig at Mahasthangarh of Bogra, they had been kept at the National Museum. Their insurance value totalled 45,000 euros that is…

I need your help in catching the thief of my artwork. My name is Suzanne Stryker and I am the artist. (Associated Press and other articles and TV coverage about this can be viewed at www.paintyoga.com.)

Suzanne B. Stryker | campwiseacres@yahoo.com | paintyoga.com | This is the second time a painting of mine was stolen from my art exhibits this year – both were stolen from my solo shows at Entree Café Gallery in Fairfield Iowa, USA, which is in a busy section of town right across from the post office.…

Thieves in Brazil have stolen two paintings said to be worth $100m (£50m) in a dawn raid on Latin America's most renowned museum

Picasso stolen from Brazil museum  photo: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7154101.stm  Police said Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, and The Coffee Worker by Brazil’s Candido Portinari, were taken from the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo. The operation, which lasted about three minutes, was caught on security cameras, officials said.

Indonesian museum relics sold off; Dutch art expert on the run after theft of artefacts

INDONESIA; Marianne Kearney in Jakarta; Dec 06, 2007 Indonesian police have asked Interpol to track down a Dutch national accused of stealing centuries-old Buddhist and Hindu statues from the historic city of Surakarta. The case suggests priceless archaeological artefacts have been siphoned off by museum officials. Hugo Kreijger, an expert in Southeast Asian art, is…

Police are not ruling out an inside job almost a week after nine Victoria Cross medals were stolen from the Army Museum in Waiouru

Friday, 07 December 2007200712070500   Police consider inside job in medals heist Police are not ruling out an inside job almost a week after nine Victoria Cross medals were stolen from the Army Museum in Waiouru.  A spokesman said detectives were focusing their investigations on the central North Island town, where officers have been joined by military police…

TEHRAN — Three rare manuscripts were stolen from Tehran’s Reza Abbasi Museum last week.

Three rare manuscripts stolen from Reza Abbasi Museum Tehran Times Art Desk TEHRAN — Three rare manuscripts were stolen from Tehran’s Reza Abbasi Museum last week. Two of the manuscripts were transcribed by Ahmad Neirizi and Mirza Gholamreza, outstanding calligraphers of the Safavid and Qajar eras, museum curator Mohammadreza Zahedi told the Persian service of…

New Zealand Museum Theft Heart ripped out of museum; rare George Crosses and an Albert Medal were among those stolen

Monday, 03 December 2007200712030500 Colonel Raymond Seymour “aged 100 years” the moment he was told the nation’s military treasures were stolen under his watch. The Waiouru Army Museum director, who took on the role this year following his retirement from the Army, said yesterday’s brazen medal theft had “ripped the guts” out of the country.…

Soaring prices in the art market have escalated the value of these pilfered pieces beyond what even the thieves could have imagined.

The Gallery of Stolen Art by Richard B. Woodward December 2007 Issue Soaring prices in the art market have escalated the value of these pilfered pieces beyond what even the thieves could have imagined.   Johannes Vermeer’s The Concert, stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

TELEVISION producers yesterday staged a reconstruction of the theft of a Leonardo da Vinci painting from a Scottish castle.

Painting theft reconstructed for TV TELEVISION producers yesterday staged a reconstruction of the theft of a Leonardo da Vinci painting from a Scottish castle. Thieves snatched the Madonna with the Yarnwinder, estimated to be worth between £25 million and £50 million, from Drumlanrig Castle, near Dumfries, on 27 August. The reconstruction took place yesterday and…

BUSTED! You Think Museum Thefts Are On The Rise? Think Again. MARC SPIEGLER Debunks Six Persisting Myths Of Art Crime

Art + Auction MagazineMarch 2004  BUSTED! You Think Museum Thefts Are On The Rise? Think Again. MARC SPIEGLER Debunks Six Persisting Myths Of Art Crime   Chances are you’ve played this game: Looking around a gallery of priceless works, you ask yourself, “If I could possess any of these masterpieces, which would it be?” Then, unless…