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Stolen Italian Artwork Cache Recovered After 41 Years

Stolen Italian Artwork Cache Recovered After 41 Years

Bullet Shih March 9, 2012 0

Adnkronos.com has reported a major victory for Italian police in Rome after they have recovered 37 stolen paintings that have been missing for 41 years.  The stash includes valuable paintings by Rubens, Poussin, and

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$1 Million Chillida Sculpture Stolen From Cologne Gallery

$1 Million Chillida Sculpture Stolen From Cologne Gallery

Bullet Shih March 5, 2012 0

  Artdaily.org has reported that a valuable steel sculpture by Basque artist Eduardo Chillida has been stolen from the Baukunst Galerie in Colonge on February 29th during open hours. Gnomon II, weighing around 20

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Heady Heist at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum

Heady Heist at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum

Bullet Shih February 23, 2012 0

  Scottish television has reported that a visitor to the museum last Sunday walked out with a sculpture by Scottish artist George Laing during visiting hours around 4:30 in the afternoon.  The work was

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Suspicious Character at the Carwash May Just be an Undercover Agent Looking for Tips on  Stolen Renior

Suspicious Character at the Carwash May Just be an Undercover Agent Looking for Tips on Stolen Renior

Bullet Shih February 17, 2012 0

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Bob Wittman, a former federal agent who specializes in art crimes has joined forces with the local authorities to try to crack the case of a stolen Renoir.  Madeleine

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Case Closed!  Karel Appel Trove of Stolen Art Recovered

Case Closed! Karel Appel Trove of Stolen Art Recovered

Bullet Shih February 15, 2012 0

In a recent post after the theft of the Picasso and Mondrian in Athens, we commented that Picasso was the reigning King of Stolen artworks.  Only a little further down the list was Dutch

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Picasso Reigns as King of Stolen Works

Picasso Reigns as King of Stolen Works

Bullet Shih February 1, 2012 0

After the recent heist of Picasso’s Woman’s Head in Athens, The Daily Mail has presented the statistics compiled by the Art Loss Registry and found that Picasso reigns supreme as the King of stolen

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Elgin Marbles ☺ Saddam’s Buttock ☹

Elgin Marbles ☺ Saddam’s Buttock ☹

Bullet Shih January 20, 2012 0

The Herald Sun has reported that Nigel “Spud” Ely was recently arrested for trying to flog a buttock from a Saddam statue in Iraq on ebay for £250,000.  A surprised Spud is quoted as

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Ronald Coles, the Bernie Madoff of Australian Art World Faces up to 10 Years in Prison

Ronald Coles, the Bernie Madoff of Australian Art World Faces up to 10 Years in Prison

Bullet Shih January 17, 2012 0

Ronald Coles, once one of Australia’s leading art dealers, boasting of annual turnover of over A$ 30 million and seen driving a Bentley with the vanity plates BUY ART was just charged with 77

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Picasso’s Woman’s Head and Mondrian Landscape Stolen from the National Gallery in Athens

Picasso’s Woman’s Head and Mondrian Landscape Stolen from the National Gallery in Athens

Bullet Shih January 9, 2012 0

This morning at 4:52 two paintings were stolen from the National Gallery in Athens.  One of the paintings, Woman’s Head was painted by Picasso in 1934 and is listed as being a gift to

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$3.8 Million Headache: Stolen Magritte Returned to Museum After Theives Fail to Find Buyer

$3.8 Million Headache: Stolen Magritte Returned to Museum After Theives Fail to Find Buyer

Bullet Shih January 9, 2012 0

In a brazen robbery on September 24, 2009, two armed men stormed into a small Magritte museum in Brussels and after rounding up the staff and visitors, made off with Magritte’s painting  Olympia that

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Van Gone?: 9 Year Anniversary of Theft from Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Van Gone?: 9 Year Anniversary of Theft from Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Bullet Shih December 7, 2011 0

On December 7, 2002,  Dutch-born Octave “The Monkey ” Durham and his accomplice Henk B. put on fake mustaches and used a ladder left against the building by workers to climb to the first

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Hot Art and and Fine Wine for a Steal in Hoboken

Hot Art and and Fine Wine for a Steal in Hoboken

Bullet Shih July 17, 2011 0

No longer an exclusive bastion of reclusive Japanese businessmen and Bengal tiger owning Shieks, Hoboken sommelier Mark Lugo showed that what was once an illicit pleasure of the super rich is now possible for

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