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Stolen Art

Police Recover 2 Van Gogh Paintings Stolen In 2002

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.30.2016 | Arts

AMSTERDAM/ROME Sept 30 (Reuters) - Italian police have recovered two paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 y...

Thieves Swipe Andy Warhol Soup Cans Collection From Missouri Museum

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Crime

A collection of pop artist Andy Warhol's iconic "Campbell's Soup Cans" prints has been stolen from a Missouri art museum. The FBI on Monday posted a $...

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 trans...

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.

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.

$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...

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...

The Murky Underworld Of Stolen Art

Posted 02.21.2013 | Arts

Spectacular art heists may be imbued with a mythological, almost romantic status, but the underworld reality is far murkier. It was just after 2am ...

Would You Have Noticed?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

The man and woman accused of selling a stolen Henri Matisse painting on Miami's black market have pled guilty. Pedro Antonio Marcuello Guzman of M...

Major Art Galleries Caught In Trafficking Scandal

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts

The National Gallery of Australia is one of 18 major art institutions around the world that have found themselves embroiled in an international art sm...

15-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Chinese Art Heist

Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty in a Chinese art heist case that occurred at Cambridge University's Fitzwilliam Museum in April. According to the...

Millions Worth Of Art Found In NYC Storage Unit

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

A New York City art dealer named Subhash Chandra Kapoor has turned into what police are calling "the kingpin" of an international smuggling scheme, al...

Nigeria Demands Return Of Looted Art

Posted 07.20.2012 | Arts

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments, the governmental body in Nigeria that regulates the nation's museum systems, is demanding the retur...

FBI Recovers Matisse Painting Swapped In Famous Heist

Posted 07.19.2012 | Miami

Miami is known as an up-and-coming art town thanks to local art stars, vibrant Wynwood galleries, and Art Basel Miami Beach. But as it turns out, it's...

Andrea Stone

Priceless Stolen Book Found In Garage | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.05.2012 | Books

A priceless 12th-century illuminated manuscript stolen from the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and considered one of Spain's most treasured cult...

Art Heist Botched Because Getaway Car Is Too Small

Posted 06.15.2012 | Arts

When two bumbling art thieves in Sweden recently decided to get creative with their getaway car, their art heist scheme took a hilarious turn. Note to...

Who Wants to Silence Zanele Muholi?

Chika Okeke-Agulu | Posted 07.28.2012 | Arts
Chika Okeke-Agulu

Something terrible happened in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 20. Some unknown persons broke into the studio/home of Zanele Muholi, the photo artis...

Bizarre Alaska Wildlife Raid Nets Victorian-Era Stolen Art

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.08.2012 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Exactly where or when the life of Loretta Sternbach took a turn toward the dark side no one is sure now.

A Probe Into Alaskan Wildlife Trafficking Turns Up Stolen Art

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

By Yereth Rosen May 3 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are seeking to take control of five paintings - one valued at up to $50,000 - se...

Hacked Photos, Fake Suicides And Stolen Art

Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

When Marcel DuChamp hung a porcelain urinal in a museum and called it "Fountain", it was dubbed a work of genius. When Eva and Franco Mattes chipped o...