Art thieves enough to make Munch ‘Scream’

first_img Two Van Gogh paintings from Amsterdam’s Vincent Van Gogh Museum, 2002. Cezanne’s “View of Auvers-sur-Oise” from Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, 1999. Da Vinci’s “Madonna of the Yarnwinder” from Scotland’s Drumlanrig Castle, 2003. Solved: Authorities have recovered two Renoirs and a Rembrandt self-portrait that were taken from Sweden’s National Museum in 2000. Danish police arrested four people in a raid on a Copenhagen hotel in September after FBI agent Robert K. Wittman posed as a buyer for the Rembrandt, which dates from 1630 and is valued at $36 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Members of the FBI’s most-wanted list: a Cezanne, a Da Vinci and a couple of Van Goghs. The bureau unveiled its list of top 10 art crimes on Tuesday to call attention to a problem that Interpol ranks third among property crimes worldwide – at an estimated $6 billion a year. Heading the list are 7,000 to 10,000 Iraqi antiquities that were stolen from the Iraq National Museum and archaeological sites after the U.S. invasion in 2003. A handful of cylindrical seals believed to be more than 4,500 years old have been recovered, but 5,000 remain missing. Also on the list: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The biggest art heist in history, the 1990 theft of an estimated $300 million in paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Among the stolen artworks were three by Rembrandt, one by Vermeer, one by Manet and five by Degas. Munch’s “The Scream” and “Madonna” from the Munch Museum in Oslo, 2004. Benvenuto Cellini’s 16th century salt dish from Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, 2003. Caravaggio’s “Nativity with San Lorenzo and San Francesco” from Palermo, 1969. Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius violin from a New York apartment, 1995. last_img read more

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