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$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen from Storage Unit

$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen from Storage Unit

Bullet Shih October 9, 2013 0

The New York Post has reported that the Norman Rockwell painting Sport (Man in Fishing Boat) which was sold by a Private Collection from Birmingham, Alabama at Sotheby’s in New York on May 22,

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$1.56 Million Stolen Chagall Recovered in Italy

$1.56 Million Stolen Chagall Recovered in Italy

Bullet Shih April 8, 2013 0

In a case that seems to have all the elements of a tabloid thriller, involving the yacht of an American millionaire, a stolen Chagall, the old switcheroo, and a famous Italian football player has

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Three Romanian Suspects Nabbed in Connection with $100 Million Triton Collection Art Heist

Three Romanian Suspects Nabbed in Connection with $100 Million Triton Collection Art Heist

Bullet Shih January 23, 2013 0

The Washington Post has reported that Romanian police have three Romanian suspects in custody accused of involvement in the $100 million art heist in Rotterdam last October.  Two individuals were caught on the security

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Matisse Stolen from Swedish Museum in 1987 Recovered

Matisse Stolen from Swedish Museum in 1987 Recovered

Bullet Shih January 8, 2013 0

The Art Loss Register has reported some good news regarding a small Matisse oil stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm during a brazen theft where, In the early hours of 11

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The $800K Missing Limbs

The $800K Missing Limbs

Bullet Shih December 3, 2012 1

The Greek myth of Tantalus tells the story of Tantalus who is invited to dine with the gods on Olympus and in a moment of arrogance or cheekiness decides to dice up his son

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Update: $2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Update: $2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Bullet Shih November 19, 2012 0

Last week we reported news of a brazen art theft from the Pretoria Art Museum in South Africa where five paintings were stolen at gunpoint. The Huffington Post has reported that due to a

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Knucklehead Art Thieves Attempt to Turn Gold into Lead

Knucklehead Art Thieves Attempt to Turn Gold into Lead

Bullet Shih November 15, 2012 0

The Daily Mail has reported that police have finally nabbed the men responsible for the theft of Henry Moore’s Sundial sculpture this July.  The sculpture was stolen from the 72-acre grounds of The Henry

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$2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

$2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Bullet Shih November 13, 2012 1

  Iol news has reported that three armed robbers have taken five paintings worth close to $2 million from the Pretoria Art Museum in South Africa.  While not as brazen as the axe wielding

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Over $100 Million in Art Stolen From Rotterdam Museum

Over $100 Million in Art Stolen From Rotterdam Museum

Bullet Shih October 17, 2012 1

In a brazen early morning theft, seven prominent paintings easily worth over $100 million have been stolen from the exhibition Avante-Gardes at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Holland.  The list of stolen paintings reads like

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Flea Market Renoir Stolen From Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951

Flea Market Renoir Stolen From Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951

Bullet Shih October 1, 2012 0

Several weeks ago we reportedthat a Virginia woman had purchased a small painting at a West Virginia flea market that was believed to be an authentic Renoir valued at closed to $100,000. Although the

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UPDATE 2: Over $10 Million in Stolen Artwork Recovered After Offer of $1.7 Million Reward

UPDATE 2: Over $10 Million in Stolen Artwork Recovered After Offer of $1.7 Million Reward

Bullet Shih September 28, 2012 0

Money talks!  Several days ago we wrote that financier Jeffrey Gundlach had upped the ante for the safe recovery of his art collection to $1.7 million which included the highest ever reward offered for

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UPDATE: Banker Gundlach Ups The Reward For His Stolen Artwork To $1.7 Million!

UPDATE: Banker Gundlach Ups The Reward For His Stolen Artwork To $1.7 Million!

Bullet Shih September 26, 2012 0

In the world of finance, timing is everything when it comes to reaping riches.  Well Reuters has just reported that the reward for information leading to the safe recovery of the items stolen from

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UPDATE: Franklin Filcher Found Bust Busted!

UPDATE: Franklin Filcher Found Bust Busted!

Bullet Shih September 26, 2012 0

At the end of August we wrote about a bust of Benjamin Franklin by the famous French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon stolen from the home of a Bryn Mahr couple George  andBrenda D’Angelo.  Police suspected

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Over $10 Million in 20th Century Art Stolen from Santa Monica Residence

Over $10 Million in 20th Century Art Stolen from Santa Monica Residence

Bullet Shih September 20, 2012 0

In a brazen robbery in Santa Monica, California, the Santa Monica Lookout has reported that thieves have made off with enough work by big name artists to start a small museum of modern art. 

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Stolen Jan Steen Recovered After 13 Years

Stolen Jan Steen Recovered After 13 Years

Bullet Shih August 31, 2012 0

The DutchNews has reported that after 13 years police have nabbed three people responsible for the theft of seven paintings from an elderly woman in Bilthoven, near Utrecht stolen in 1999.  Of the seven

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$3 Million Bust of Benjamin Franklin Stolen from Pennsylvania Home

$3 Million Bust of Benjamin Franklin Stolen from Pennsylvania Home

Bullet Shih August 29, 2012 0

Philly.com has reported that a valuable bust of Benjamin Franklin done in 1778 has been stolen from a Bryn Mawr home. The bust was done by the famous French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon who met

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Øre Wise, Krone Foolish: Valuable Rembrandt Lost in the Mail

Øre Wise, Krone Foolish: Valuable Rembrandt Lost in the Mail

Bullet Shih August 24, 2012 0

The Guardian has reported that the a Norwegian gallery, the Soli Brug Gallery in Greaaker located south of Oslo has lost a  350 year old Rembrandt etching worth $8600 in the mail.  The work

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$100 Million Plundered Polish Raphael Found…Sort Of

$100 Million Plundered Polish Raphael Found…Sort Of

Bullet Shih August 6, 2012 0

The Art Newspaper has reported rather cryptically that one of the most famous missing works of art may have been found.  The work titled Portrait of a Young Man that many believe to be

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Stolen $4 Million Lichtenstein Painting Found in NY Storage Warehouse

Stolen $4 Million Lichtenstein Painting Found in NY Storage Warehouse

Bullet Shih August 2, 2012 0

The NY Post has reported that a Roy Lichtenstein painting that once belonged to legendary art dealer Leo Castelli has resurfaced in a New York City warehouse.  The painting has not been seen for

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$30 Million in Stolen Indian Art Recovered From New York City Gallerist

$30 Million in Stolen Indian Art Recovered From New York City Gallerist

Bullet Shih July 27, 2012 0

The NY Post has reported that the Feds have uncovered a cache of stolen Indian artifacts in the possession of art dealer Subhash Chandra Kapoor who has been operating a gallery, Art of the

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Hot! Hot! Hot! $3 Million Matisse Recovered in Miami

Hot! Hot! Hot! $3 Million Matisse Recovered in Miami

Bullet Shih July 20, 2012 0

The Miami Herald has reported that FBI agents have nabbed two individuals in a sting at the Loews Hotel in Miami as they were trying to sell a Matisse painting that was stolen from

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Mail Art?

Mail Art?

Bullet Shih July 2, 2012 0

Last week we reported about the brazen robbery of a $150K Salvador Dali work from Adam Lindemann’s Upper East Side Gallery Venus Over Manhattan. Well, all’s well that ends well.  It appears that the thief

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$1.25 Million Stolen Sculpture of Rodin by his Lover Recovered After 13 Years

$1.25 Million Stolen Sculpture of Rodin by his Lover Recovered After 13 Years

Bullet Shih June 25, 2012 0

The Telegraph is reporting that a bronze sculpture of Auguste Rodin by sculptor Camille Claudel has been recovered in Southern France.  The bust was stolen from the Guéret Art and Archeology Museum 13 years

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$150,000 Dali Painting Stolen from New York Gallery in Broad Daylight

$150,000 Dali Painting Stolen from New York Gallery in Broad Daylight

Bullet Shih June 22, 2012 0

NBC has reported that a 1949 Salvador Dali Painting titled Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio was stolen from the Venus Over Manhattan Art Gallery located at 980 Madison at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.  The

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Inexperienced Art Thieves Improperly “Fence” Stolen Picasso

Inexperienced Art Thieves Improperly “Fence” Stolen Picasso

Bullet Shih June 14, 2012 0

In a bizarre recent story, it seems that a mob of young revelers broke into the mansion of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko in Novato, California and threw an impromptu party that was

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19 Works Including Warhol Flowers Silkscreen Stolen in Detroit

19 Works Including Warhol Flowers Silkscreen Stolen in Detroit

Bullet Shih May 23, 2012 0

19 Works have been stolen from the back of a warehouse in Corktown, Detroit.  The stolen collection includes a “Flowers” silkscreen by Warhol, and works by Larry Rivers, Francesco Clemente, Philip Taaffe, Joseph Beuys,

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Stolen Pre-Raphaelite Work Found in Alaska Amid Walrus Tusks and Polar Bear Pelts

Stolen Pre-Raphaelite Work Found in Alaska Amid Walrus Tusks and Polar Bear Pelts

Bullet Shih May 9, 2012 0

  In the case of stolen paintings, the common myth is that they end up in the castle of some reclusive European aristocrat, locked in a vault in Japan, or in the remote villa

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Midas Untouched:  Stolen Poussin Recovered in Corsica

Midas Untouched: Stolen Poussin Recovered in Corsica

Bullet Shih May 7, 2012 0

  In one of the more bizarre stories of art theft and recovery, Reuters has reported that EUR 10 million worth of four stolen paintings including a valuable Poussin Midas at the Source of

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Stanley Spencer Painting Stolen from Gallery in Cookham.

Stanley Spencer Painting Stolen from Gallery in Cookham.

Bullet Shih May 1, 2012 0

  Buck’s Free Press is reporting that early Sunday morning a painting by British artist Stanleey Spencer titled Cookham from Englefield, was taken from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham High Street.  The painting

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Grinch Steals Lorax Statue from 90 Year Old Widow of Dr. Seuss

Grinch Steals Lorax Statue from 90 Year Old Widow of Dr. Seuss

Bullet Shih April 24, 2012 0

  The Wall Street Journal has reported that a 2 foot tall bronze sculpture of Theodore Geisel’s or Dr. Seuss’s character the Lorax was stolen from the San Diego backyard of the author’s widow,

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$100 Million Stolen Cezanne Recovered in Serbia

$100 Million Stolen Cezanne Recovered in Serbia

Bullet Shih April 13, 2012 0

Reuters is reporting that through an international coordinated police action, the Cezanne painting Boy in a Red Waistcoat stolen from the E. G. Buehrle Collection in Zurich in 2008 has been recovered in Serbia. 

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Venetian Prince Robbing Villas Blind

Venetian Prince Robbing Villas Blind

Bullet Shih April 2, 2012 0

In one of the more unbelievable stories of art theft that could be straight out of the Thomas Crown Affair , Cristiano Barozzi, Prince of Santorini has recently been busted in Venice with a

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An Inside Job? $200 Million in Stolen Pica$$os

An Inside Job? $200 Million in Stolen Pica$$os

Bullet Shih March 26, 2012 0

Le Monde is reporting an interesting case in which involves two separate troves of over 250 unknown works by Picasso which were in possession of his chauffeur and electrician who worked for the Spanish

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