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2007 Art Theft Archives
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

News - 2007 cont.

  • Official FBI statement on 1990 robbery of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Announcement includes description of suspects, pictures of stolen art and status of investigation
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  • BBC Radio 4's "Crossing Continents" by Rosie Goldsmith describes the scope of the smuggling of Greek art.
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  • A "good news" story about 3 stolen paintings (all stolen on August 21 or 22) which were recovered.
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Articles of Note - 2007

News - 2007

  • A Pictorial Collage of Stolen Masterpieces.
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  • Robert Mang, a 51-year-old “gentleman burglar” had stolen the famous gold and enamel sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini from Vienna’s Fine Arts Museum in May 2003.
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  • "Argo", the Italian robot K-9 Art museum guard. I think this is serious.
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  • Robert Volpe was the famous NYPD artist and probably the first U.S. "Art Cop". In 1997 his police-officer son Justin, was convicted of raping a prisoner in a Brooklyn station house.
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  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner painting of Berlin streetwalkers on the prowl, the subject of a bitter restitution case from the Nazi era, went on display at the museum that bought it for $38.1 million.
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  • Spectacular theft of Monet, Sisley and Breughel (X2) with pics, while staff on lunch break. So easy.
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  • No reward offered for return of "Cavalier". Interesting.
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  • Description of the still unsolved robbery of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in 1972.
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  • Website created by author of "Rescuing Da Vinci" documents history of the MFAA and latest news on surviving "Monuments Men"
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  • Updated story on Steven Spielberg's stolen Rockwell now indicates ties to FBI and a homicide.
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