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Stolen Art

Chinese Man Admits To Stealing 140 Paintings And Replacing Them With His Own Art

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

An expert shows the painting "Children Playing under a Pomegranate Tree" by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian. The stolen works mentioned in the court tran...

Ancient Art Stolen From India Found At Honolulu Museum

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts

HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the H...

15 Priceless Artifacts Stolen From Chinese Museum

AP | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts

PARIS (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the ...

5 Famous Stolen Pieces of Art (and Where to See Them)

Shermans Travel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Because art theft seems to always be in the news -- see: Picasso thieves finally on trial; art recently stolen from Cairo Museum of Islamic Art; and a stolen painting of Elton John from an English pub -- here's where you can see world-famous art that's been stolen (and recovered) over time.

The Heist Provides Readers With a Perfect Visit From Gabriel Allon

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.17.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Summer offers many nice things. Among them are trips to the beach, cookouts with the family, visits from old friends. It is especially nice when the visit from an old friend is one involving Gabriel Allon, the Israeli master agent created by Daniel Silva.

Famous Stolen Painting Recovered After Hanging On A Kitchen Wall For Years

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts

ROME (AP) — A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector's home in Britain decades ago has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in...

Stolen Rembrandt Painting Found 15 Years Later

Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts

After 15 years, a stolen Rembrandt painting has finally been recovered. According to the Agence France-Presse, police in southeastern France seize...

George Clooney's Monuments Men Touches Chicago Legal Community

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.17.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

One of the rare films I have seen to occasion applause at the end. I saw it at a theater 125 miles north of Cincinnati. Don't want to be a spoiler, so I will only say this. George's dad, Nick Clooney, has the last word in this one, and frankly, steals the show.

FBI Art Crime Team Founder Robert Wittman Talks Art Theft

James Grundvig | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
James Grundvig

Two events that erupted in 1990 forever changed Wittman's, and America's, outlook regarding art crime.

80-Year-Old Hermit Doesn't Want To Lose Nazi-Looted Artworks

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — The president of the World Jewish Congress is criticizing as "irresponsible" demands by German prosecutors to quickly return many artw...

German Government Knew About Massive Art Trove Nearly Two Years Ago

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — The German government knew for 19 months that a huge trove of art, possibly including works stolen by the Nazis, had been found in Bav...

Too Many People Want To Feast Their Eyes On Nazi-Looted Art

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — A website featuring artworks from among a massive trove discovered in a Munich apartment crashed Tuesday because of heavy traffic, off...

Dutch Museums Identify 139 Likely Nazi Looted Artworks

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

AMSTERDAM -- AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch museums have identified 139 pieces of art, including dozens of paintings — one by Matisse and many by Dutch pa...

$32 Million Monet Painting Embroiled In International Conspiracy Case

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — A debt-ridden onetime aide to Imelda Marcos wrongly sold a hidden treasure: a $32 million Monet painting the former Phil...

$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 ...

Did A Former Assistant Steal $6.5 Million Worth Of Art From Jasper Johns?

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A former assistant to Jasper Johns has been charged with selling 22 works he allegedly stole from the pop artist's Connecticut studio. Th...

$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...

Unclaimed Looted Art Remains A Problem

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- Israel's national museum has located the heir of the owner of a valuable impressionist painting that was stolen by the Nazis after a phot...

'An Expression Of Friendship Toward The Chinese People'

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.26.2013 | Arts

BEIJING -- The family that runs French luxury-goods conglomerate Kering won plaudits from Beijing on Friday for offering to return a pair of looted Qi...

The Most Famous Art Thefts

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts

BOSTON — Authorities announced this week that they believe they know who stole 13 pieces of artwork worth as much as $500 million from Boston's ...

Dutch Police Arrest Woman In Connection With Major Art Heist

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — Dutch police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Romanian woman in connection with a major art heist from the Kunsthal gallery in R...

Stolen Matisse Painting Has Been Recovered!

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

CARACAS, Venezuela — A painting by Henri Matisse stolen more than a decade ago from a museum in Venezuela will soon be returned to the country, ...

Will The Rotterdam Art Thieves Be Charged?

AP | Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts

BUCHAREST, Romania -- A lawyer for three Romanians accused of stealing valuable paintings from a museum in the Netherlands insisted Friday there was...

Pair Sentenced For Trying To Sell Stolen Painting In SoBe

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- The pair who pled guilty to trying to sell a stolen Matisse painting to undercover FBI agents in South Beach have been sentenced, according t...