Archive for the ‘Art Theft General’ Category

Protected: Book review: Lost, Stolen Or Shredded by Rick Gekoski – Features – Scotsman.com

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

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Protected: Former FBI agent shares stories of art theft, recovery

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Protected: Art Loss Register Lists Most Stolen Artists

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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Protected: Picasso is the most stolen artist in the world with more than 1,000 of his pieces of work missing

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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Protected: Stealing the Spotlight: Art Thefts of 2011

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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Theft during transport – Koloman Moser masterpiece disappeared en route to UK

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

http://austrianindependent.com/news/General_News/2011-01-04/5833/Koloman_Moser_masterpiece_disappeared_en_route_to_UK A painting bought in an auction in Vienna for more than 100,000 Euros was stolen during transport to the United Kingdom, it has been reported. Viennese newspaper Heute reports today (Tues) that a self portrait by late Austrian artist Koloman Moser has been reported as missing. The painting was purchased by a London-based ...

A Mysterious Picasso Trove Gains More Accusations but Less Clarity

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

PARIS — At least this much is clear: the art — 271 previously unknown sketches, watercolors and collages — is indeed the work of Picasso. But despite several weeks of accusations, counterclaims and deepening investigations, the mystery at the core of the case of Picasso and the electrician seems no closer to being ...

Art Theft Trends: Porcelain a Hot Commodity

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Art Theft Trends: Porcelain a Hot Commodity According to a recent article in The Art Newspaper, "England’s stately homes are being targeted by organised gangs who are stealing important porcelain pieces, with at least 21 major cases in the past three years." Additionally, since 2007, there have been 15 attempted robberies. ...

Art Theft: Musee d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

In March 1990, the Gardner Museum was inadvertently exposed by a night guard, who failed to follow museum security procedure when he opened the museum's door for two policemen without first confirming that police headquarters had sent the officers. In this case, a procedural error in museum security resulted in ...

UK’s Efforts to Educate Collectors and Reduce Art Theft

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

UK's Efforts to Educate Collectors and Reduce Art Theft For the past few weeks, I have been engaged in a work placement at the Museums, Libraries, and Archives's prestigious Acquisitions, Export, and Loans Unit... *Originally posted at Art Theft Central

Protected: Art Theft An Estimated $6 billion

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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Man jailed over £1.7m Lowry raid

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Man jailed over £1.7m Lowry raid Published: 2009/03/17 A man convicted of an "audacious and well-planned" raid to steal LS Lowry artworks valued at £1.7m has been given an indefinite jail sentence. Casey Miller, 23, of Denton, Greater Manchester, was found guilty of robbery after posing as a postman to get into ...

Ransoms and Stolen Art

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 10:44 AM PST Url original report plus all links: http://arttheftcentral.blogspot.com/2009/02/ransoms-and-stolen-art.html On Friday, the Telegraph ran an article reporting on Lord Myners' role in the ransom payments made in 1999 and 2002 for two Turner masterpieces stolen from the Tate. Currently, Myners is embroiled in another controversy over a former ...

Australia: Valuable Tom Roberts painting stolen

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

    Stolen: Tom Roberts' painting of Andrew Garran. (Supplied):  ACT Police are searching for a valuable Tom Roberts painting which has been stolen from an apartment in Narrabundah, south Canberra.  The theft of the 19th century oil painting of former journalist and New South Wales politician Andrew Garran was reported to police last ...

HBJ Gateley Wareing duo caught up in art heist trial (about Leonardo's Madonna of the Yarnwinder)

Friday, October 24th, 2008

HBJ Gateley Wareing duo caught up in art heist trial Oct 22 2008 By Tom Scotney It was one of the most audacious capers of recent times. Two men walked into Drumlanrig Castle, Scotland, overpowered a security guard and grabbed one of the world’s most valuable paintings from the wall. As sirens sounded ...

Man denies £1m Lowry arts theft

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

A man has denied stealing Lowry paintings worth more than £1m from the home of a collector. Casey Miller, 23, of Constable Walk, Denton, Manchester, pleaded not guilty to robbery when he appeared at Manchester Crown Court. Five artworks were allegedly taken, together with Lowry's palette and brushes, from the home of ...

STATUE BOTERO RUBATE (La notte fra il 19 e il 20 ottobre scorso 2007): ARTISTA RINGRAZIA PER RITROVAMENTO

Monday, July 28th, 2008

* IS AFRICA CLOSER TO OCEANIA THAN TO EUROPE? VISIT TO AN EXHIBITION ON AFRICAN AND OCEANIAN ARTS. Kwame Opoku http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/073dbf7f90f3c3db?hl=en * Recuperati dai carabinieri circa 200 quadri di provenienza furtiva, 49enne tedesco denunciato http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/8290f02c0bd46244?hl=en * STATUE BOTERO RUBATE (La notte fra il 19 e il 20 ottobre scorso 2007): ARTISTA RINGRAZIA PER RITROVAMENTO http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/8bc9171b94971c0f?hl=en * ...

Nach dem Kunst-Raub aus einer Düsseldorfer Privatbank am vergangenen Wochenende hat die Bank eine Belohnung ausgesetzt

Monday, July 14th, 2008

50.000 Euro Belohnung nach Kunstdiebstahl Nach dem Kunst-Raub aus einer Düsseldorfer Privatbank am vergangenen Wochenende hat die Bank eine Belohnung ausgesetzt. Am vergangenen Wochenende haben Unbekannte acht Gemälde und eine Vase aus einer Düsseldorfer Privatbank geklaut (EXPRESS berichtete) . Für die Wiederbeschaffung der Werke sowie die Ergreifung der Täter hat die Bank jetzt ...

French Art Network is employing active RFID tags to track its art inventory in near-real time

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

The French Art Network is employing active RFID tags to track its art inventory in near-real time, while also deterring internal theft.  

The Art Thief is a lexicon of literary incompetence. A jumbled pastiche of lecture notes and undigested factoids, it was rapidly executed, as indeed the author Noah Charney should be.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

BIG-TIME art crime is always fun, whether fact or fiction. It has its own genre, small but perfectly deformed. So I thought I'd love this book, but it's the worst I've reviewed in 30 years. A jumbled pastiche of lecture notes and undigested factoids, it was rapidly executed, as indeed ...

Thefts of prized artwork from museums are rare (When artwork is stolen from a museum, Magness-Gardiner added, 80 percent of the cases involve an inside actor, such as a staff member, docent or patron, and the art is commonly snatched from a storeroom.)

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

* Thefts of prized artwork from museums are rare (When artwork is stolen from a museum, Magness-Gardiner added, 80 percent of the cases involve an inside actor, such as a staff member, docent or patron, and the art is commonly snatched from a storeroom.) http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/a0a79a5d7d36c529?hl=en * Vasarely's daughter-in-law surrenders passport in art ...

Art fairs have become a target for thieves (Art+Auction)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

* Art fairs have become a target for thieves (Art+Auction)  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/ed532205826e6f53?hl=en * Federal agents seized about 1,700 artifacts from Miles Simpson's collection of American Indian antiquities. More than three years later, the Bend man is working to get it all back - and he insists he did nothing wrong  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/5464c71ca68f1719?hl=en * US. 2 women ...

Im Frühjahr 2008 wurde der gesamte bildnerische Nachlass von Peter Weiss aus einem Depot in Stockholm gestohlen

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Wo kann er sein? Ein Gespräch mit Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, der Witwe des Schriftstellers. Von Manfred Papst Ein milder, sonniger Nachmittag im obersten Geschoss eines Bürgerhauses im Stockholmer Stadtteil Södermalm. Hohe Räume, Stuckdecken, Stilmöbel. Bücher und Bilder, wohin man blickt. Hier wohnt Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, die Witwe des deutschen Schriftstellers Peter Weiss (1916–1982), der ...

Public art inspires even vandals, tramps and thieves

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

* Public art inspires even vandals, tramps and thieves http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/f8080013d1a6a55b?hl=en * Insider theft: A federal judge Thursday sentenced a former Yakama Nation Museum curator and her daughter to nine and six months, respectively, in prison for stealing artifacts from the museum. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/cacd9e763952dc3e?hl=en * Mexico. Roban antiguo óleo de templo http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/132189332d9a8b7b?hl=en * Association of Art Museum Directors ...

Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and passes them to Interpol

Friday, June 6th, 2008

* Huge comic book collection stolen from Bellevue home  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/0687c2efc16ea881?hl=en * Bill Reid heist. Report: Museum guards fell for ruse  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/ab3d0692cb749b5f?hl=en * Break-in and loss of Bill Reid works hasn't disqualified institution from prestigious Canadian Heritage designation, department says...  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/1a8e5eb3fbed0a64?hl=en * book review. Losing our marbles?  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/66a37380b7451378?hl=en * Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and passes them to Interpol  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/f7de44ed099e5703?hl=en * ...

AXA Art Insurance Offers $25,000 Reward for Missing Picasso Artworks

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Jacqueline Lisant and Le Repas Frugel Burglarized Palm Beach Police closely monitoring the investigation Images: http://snipurl.com/2aw0d New York, NY - May 27, 2007 - AXA Art Insurance announced a $25,000 reward for credible information leading to the location, recovery and return of two Picasso prints and conviction of the responsible parties. "Jacqueline Lisant" and "Le ...

Les vols d'œuvres sont fréquents. Le site " Art Theft " (www.saztv.com) en répertorie une dizaine pour la seule année 2007, et précise que seules trois de ces œuvres ont été retrouvées. Les tableaux disparaissent parfois longtemps.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Danger "artnapping" ! Pauvre Van Gogh ! Après avoir été interné à l'asile de Saint-Rémy-de- Provence, le voici dans celui de Zurich, en Suisse. C'est en effet sur le parking de la clinique psychiatrique du Burghölzli qu'a été retrouvé le 19 février le tableau qui lui est attribué, Branches de marronnier ...