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Stolen Art

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...

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...

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...

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Priceless Stolen Book Found In Garage

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Stolen WWII Painting Will Be Returned To Jewish Family

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — U.S. authorities ended a more than 70-year-old art drama Wednesday by returning a 16th century masterpiece to a Jewish man's...

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...

Will The Largest Art Heist In History Finally Be Solved?

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- It remains the largest art heist in history, a brazen robbery in which two thieves disguised as police officers walked into Boston...

2 Paintings Stolen From This Country's Biggest Art Museum

AP | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home

ATHENS, Greece — Thieves carried out a well-organized, pre-dawn heist at Greece's biggest state art museum on Monday, taking two oil paintings b...

U.S. Returns Stolen Painting To Germany 6 Decades Later

AP | By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

BERLIN -- An American university returned a 15th century painting to a Berlin museum on Monday, more than six decades after the valuable piece was sto...

Stolen Art Worth $130 Million Allegedly Thrown In Trash

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

It now appears art worth more than $130 million may have been dumped in the trash by a scared thief. The LA Times reports that several paintings st...

Stolen Rembrant Mystery Deepens

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- On the surface it looked like an open-and-shut case: A pair of thieves drop by an art exhibition at the Ritz-Carlton and, while one dis...

Two Ancient Chinese Sculptures Stolen In Connecticut

AP | Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Police say they're investigating the theft of two rare ancient Chinese head sculptures valued at $800,000 each from a private colle...

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 ...

What Happens To Art Post-Heist?

Stealing Beauty | Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts

A spate of high-profile art thefts—among them the San Francisco Picasso heist that led to the discovery of a veritable museum in the thief’s Hobok...

Does Stealing A Rembrant Pay Off?

AP | By JONATHAN LOPEZ | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

-- "Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists" (Palgrave Macmillan), by Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg: In 1997, a gang of c...

Stolen Italian Painting Found...In A Kentucky Museum

AP | By BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A stolen 14th-century panel painting depicting the Virgin Mary with a child has been recovered at a Kentucky art museum, which agre...