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Art Heist

30 Years After An Art Heist, This Museum Still Wants Its Painting Back

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An empty wooden frame once occupied by Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" sits at the center of a gallery at the University of A...

$500 Million Worth Of Art Went Missing 25 Years Ago, And We Still Don't Know Where It Is

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts

On the morning of March 18, 1990, a 23-year-old security guard named Richard Abath was keeping watch over Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Ar...

How 'Home Alone' Teaches You How To Foil An Art Heist

salon.com | Amanda Marcotte, the Good Men Project | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts

This Christmas, like every Christmas, millions of televisions will broadcast the exploits of young Kevin McCallister, whom his family forgot in their ...

$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen From NYC Storage Unit

Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

A $1 million Norman Rockwell painting has been stolen from a storage unit in New York City, police reported this week. According to CBS News, the ...

$5 Million Dollar Art Heist Stumps Police

Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

If you've ever dreamed of being a vigilante art sleuth, now is your chance. Detectives are enlisting the public for help in the search for art thi...

The Largest Picasso Heist In History?

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

Catherine Hutin-Blay -- better known as the stepdaughter of Pablo Picasso -- is embroiled in what appears to be one of the most absurd art heists we'v...

FBI Announces New Info On 23rd Anniversary Of $500 Million Art Heist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts

Nearly twenty five years after one of the world's most expensive art heists the FBI has announced that they have identified the individuals who stole ...

Three Arrested For Giant Rotterdam Art Heist

Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts

Three suspects were arrested in Romania on Tuesday for the massive art heist Kunsthal gallery last October, called "every museum director's worst nigh...

$770,000 Sculpture Stolen For Scraps?

Posted 07.13.2012 | Arts

A $770,000 bronze sculpture by British artist Henry Moore was stolen late Tuesday or early Wednesday from the garden of the Henry Moore Foundation, lo...

Dali Painting Stolen By A Curious Man In Polka Dot Shirt

Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

Today NBC News reported that a Salvador Dali painting worth $150,000 was stolen on Tuesday night from Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Madison Avenue i...

Prolific Forger And Guy Who Caught Him Team Up For Exhibition

Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts

It's not easy to be a famous artist, but it also sure isn't easy to paint like one. That is why we are so pleased to hear about the "Faux Real" exhibi...

Hotel Wants You To Steal A Banksy... And Keep It

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

Most hotels will charge you an arm and a leg if you slip off the premises with one of their cheap, fuzzy robes, so why are they offering a Banksy work...

$140 Million In Stolen Masterpieces Tossed In The Garbage?

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

It was the perfect heist: sleeping museum guards, a broken alarm system, $140 million in loot, a police hunt that lasted over a year... there was just...

Art Fair Survey Results; Art Heists; An Ode to Art Supplies

Jane Chafin | Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Even though I haven't been a practicing artist for a long time, my pulse still quickens when I walk into an art supply store or get the Utrect catalog in the mail. Remember the excitement of getting that first box of 64 Crayola crayons?

Stolen Rembrandt Recovered

AP/The Huffington Post | By ROBERT JABLON and THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. -- It wasn't some bold theft carried out by burglars breaking into a heavily-fortified museum with high-tech alarms to swipe a ...

WATCH: STOLEN ART: What Do Thieves Do With Stolen Art?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

What do thieves do with art once they've stolen it? This is one of the key questions asked in this CNN interview with Chris Marinello from The Art Los...