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Protected: FBI art sleuths hunting down priceless treasures | Nation

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

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Protected: Highlights Of Selected Criminal Cases Involving Art

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

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Protected: ArtSlant – A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art

Friday, March 29th, 2013

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ArtSlant – A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art

Friday, March 29th, 2013

ArtSlant - A Brief and Incomplete History of Stolen, Lost, and Destroyed Works of Art http://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/34241 March 29, 2013 A work of art that’s been stolen attains a tantalizing aura of mystery, a legendary status that grows with each hour of absence. A destroyed or a lost work of art can sometimes attain that level ...

Protected: Violent raid saw art expert direct gang by smart phone

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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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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Protected: Solo Museum Says 9 Puppets Stolen, Replaced With Fakes | The Jakarta Globe

Friday, February 11th, 2011

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As little as 1-5% of stolen art is ever recovered

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

What do thieves do with art once they've stolen it? This is one of the key questions asked in this CNN interview with Chris Marinello from The Art Loss Register. Marinello states these are frequently crimes of opportunity and usually are not done with a specific buyer in mind. Those who ...

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 ...

Boston, MA USA: Arty walkthrough

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Arty walkthrough http://www.thehindu.com/arts/magazine/article806819.ece V. R. DEVIKA Courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Priceless collection: The museum A famous art heist left a few walls in Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum stark empty, but that has not deterred tourists from visiting the place even today… If your name is Isabella, chances are you ...

Berkshire, UK: Two antique lead statues stolen from Mortimer home

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

1 October 2010 Last updated at 14:53 ET Two antique lead statues stolen from Mortimer home http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-11457229 Two antique lead statues worth about £15,000 have been stolen from a Berkshire home. Burglars got into the garden of the house in Mortimer Lane, Mortimer, before stealing the 5ft-high (1.5m) figures. One is of a woman ...

Exeter, UK: Winning artwork stolen from wall at Exeter exhibition

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

28 September 2010 Last updated at 11:56 ET Winning artwork stolen from wall at Exeter exhibition http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11429699 Ovation was one painting in a series of three on display at the exhibition The winning piece of artwork in a Devon art exhibition has been stolen. Henny Acloque's Ovation was stolen from the wall of the ...

Panaji, India: 13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa

Monday, September 20th, 2010

13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/09/13th-century-slab-stone-carving-stolen-goa.html Panaji, Sep 17 – A historic one-metre-long stone slab with carvings of battle scene, dating back to the late 13th century, has been stolen from a remote village in north Goa. Only a museum could have stolen it, an archeology official ...

NY, NY USA: A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

A Missing Painting Turns Up, but the Case Isn’t Closed http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/nyregion/16painting.html By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and REBECCA WHITE Published: September 15, 2010 Its discovery was nearly as strange as its disappearance. For more than a month, the whereabouts of “Portrait of a Girl,” a painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot of a young girl with a ...

Cairo, Egypt: Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft ‘no big deal’

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft 'no big deal' http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/culture-minister-van-gogh-painting-theft-no-big-deal Fathya el-Dakhakhni Tue, 14/09/2010 - 21:18 Culture Minister Farouk Hosni on Tuesday downplayed the importance of the theft last month of Vincent Van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers" painting from a Cairo museum, saying it was "not a big deal." "The Egyptian public is very emotional," ...

Little Rock, Arkansas: Caddo Indian pottery missing from campus

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Caddo Indian pottery missing from campus http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/WireHeadlines/2010/09/14/caddo-indian-pottery-missing-from-campus-1.php By: Associated Press - Texarkana Gazette - Published: 09/14/2010 LITTLE ROCK—Four days into his new job at Southern Arkansas University, archaeologist Jamie Brandon learned that 26 pieces of Caddo Indian pottery were missing from the Magnolia campus. Four years later, he’s still hoping they’ll surface. The pots, bowls ...

Vancouver, BC: Police seek $7,500 painting stolen from 105-year-old

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Police seek $7,500 painting stolen from 105-year-old http://www.canada.com/news/Police+seek+painting+stolen+from+year/3319395/story.html By Vivian Luk, Vancouver Sun July 24, 2010 Be the first to post a comment The suspect who stole a painting from the room of a 105-year-old woman living in a Vancouver rest home. As far as paintings go, the Manet-style Emile Zola portrait isn’t ...

Walthamstow, UK: Thieves strike at art trail

Monday, September 13th, 2010

WALTHAMSTOW: Thieves strike at art trail http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/8388486.WALTHAMSTOW__Thieves_strike_at_art_trail/ 1:55pm Monday 13th September 2010 • By Daniel Binns » GRAND European galleries housing works by Van Gogh and Picasso are the usual targets of art thieves - but now they have struck in Walthamstow too. On Saturday night, as the week-long E17 Art Trail drew to ...

Protected: Suffolk, UK: Iconic painting of Suffolk landmark stolen in heist

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

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Protected: Cairo, Egypt: Rare Islamic artifacts ”disappear” in Egypt

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

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NY, NY USA: Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Co-Owner of Missing Corot, Sales Agent Spent Time in Prison http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-03/missing-corot-s-co-owner-and-sued-sales-agent-were-prison-mates.html By Karen Freifeld, Katya Kazakina and Philip Boroff - Sep 4, 2010 12:01 AM ET Sat Sep 04 04:01:01 GMT 2010 James Haggerty. Haggerty was convicted in 2006 in a vehicular assault case and was the defendant in a lawsuit involving ...

Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh investigations nearing closure

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Van Gogh investigations nearing closure Arabic Edition Sat, 28/08/2010 - 14:51 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/van-gogh-investigations-nearing-closure Investigations into the theft of the van Gogh painting Poppy Flower ended two days ago, according to the North Giza Prosecution. Over the six days of investigations, the prosecution heard 32 witnesses. Another six individuals were imprisoned on charges of negligence, ...

Sutton Green, UK: Antique silverware stolen during Sutton Green break-in

Friday, August 27th, 2010

26 August 2010 Last updated at 10:34 ET Antique silverware stolen during Sutton Green break-in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-11100485 Police said the total collection of stolen silverware was worth £25,000 A collection of antique silverware worth more than £25,000 has been stolen from a house in Sutton Green. Surrey Police said a burglar broke into the property ...

Cairo, Egypt: Egypt Jails Five Officials in Van Gogh Theft Probe

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Egypt Jails Five Officials in Van Gogh Theft Probe http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-08-23/egypt-jails-five-officials-in-van-gogh-theft-probe.html August 23, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT By Alaa Shahine (Updates with more officials detained in third paragraph, culture minister’s comment in sixth.) Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s public prosecutor has ordered the detention of a culture ministry official pending a investigation into the theft of ...

Cairo, Egypt: Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Confusion reigns over stolen Van Gogh painting http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gR7b9KgMHbhceV0FWJ... By Rayad Abu Awad (AFP) – 9 hours ago CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt's culture minister Sunday backtracked on a claim that two Italians were arrested with a stolen Van Gogh painting, blaming a subordinate for giving "inaccurate" information. "The information ... came from ... Mohsen ...

Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh painting stolen from Cairo museum

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Van Gogh painting stolen from Cairo museum http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1579156.php/Van-Gogh-painting-stolen-from-Cairo-museum Aug 21, 2010, 17:53 GMT Cairo - One of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings, Poppy Flowers, has been stolen from a museum in Cairo, Egypt's Ministry of Culture said on Saturday. In was not immediately clear how the thieves managed to steal the painting from ...

Protected: Bruges, Belgium: Dali sculpture snatched from Belgian museum: report

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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Sydney, Australia: Paintings snatched in million-dollar art heist

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Paintings snatched in million-dollar art heist http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/13/2981954.htm?site=idx-nsw Updated August 13, 2010 14:06:00 Thieves have made off with 18 valuable artworks which were hanging in an eastern Sydney home. The paintings were taken from the house in the exclusive Darling Point area some time between Saturday and Tuesday this week. Detectives say the works by ...

Spokane, WA USA: Thieves steal $25,000 in bronze from Spokane cemeteries

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Thieves steal $25,000 in bronze from Spokane cemeteries http://www.nwcn.com/news/washington/Thieves-steal-25000-in-bronze-from-Spokane-cemeteries-100502439.html by Crime Stoppers NWCN.com Posted on August 11, 2010 at 9:13 PM SPOKANE -- Two Spokane cemeteries have lost as much as $25,000 worth of brass flower pots and urns to a thief in the past three weeks. During the weekend of July 24, a suspect ...

West Mercia, UK: Henry Moore sketch stolen in Broadway art gallery raid

Friday, August 6th, 2010

6 August 2010 Last updated at 12:45 ET Henry Moore sketch stolen in Broadway art gallery raid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-10897565 The sketch was made with crayons, felt-tip, pen ink and brush work A Henry Moore sketch and two oil paintings have been stolen from a gallery in south Worcestershire. The works of art are estimated to ...

Stockholm, Sweden: Thieves nab artifacts at historic Swedish landmark

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Thieves nab artifacts at historic Swedish landmark http://www.wral.com/news/national_world/world/story/8095292/ By LOUISE NORDSTROM, Associated Press Writer STOCKHOLM — A gang of thieves on Friday staged a remarkable break-in near the Swedish royal family’s residence in Stockholm, smashing display cases at a historic 18th-century Chinese-style landmark and getting away with artifacts that police called potentially ...

In stolen jewelry box, artifacts from a family history

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

In stolen jewelry box, artifacts from a family history http://community.adn.com/adn/node/152614 Posted by adn_jomalley Posted: August 3, 2010 - 6:29 pm STOLEN JEWELRY: A brooch carved in a concentration camp was one of the family heirlooms that was stolen from Hana Seda's home recently.(MARC LESTER / Anchorage Daily News) The brooch is bone white, curved ...

Jaipur, Rajasthan India: 500-yr-old idols stolen from temple in Jaipur

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

500-yr-old idols stolen from temple in Jaipur http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/500-yr-old-idols-stolen-from-temple-in-Jaipur/articleshow/6238836.cms TNN, Jul 30, 2010, 11.58pm IST JAIPUR: Ashtadhatu idols of Radha-Krishna and Charbhujanath were stolen from Charbhuja temple at Muhana village under Muhana police station on Friday. They were around 500-years old and measured 30 inches each. According to reports, the thieves entered the temple after ...

Vancouver – Valuable art stolen from 105-year-old woman

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Valuable art stolen from 105-year-old woman http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/23/bc-vancouver-police-art-theft-elderly.html Last Updated: Friday, July 23, 2010 | 4:27 PM PT Comments18Recommend13 CBC News Surveillance video captured this image of the suspect. (Vancouver Police Department)Vancouver police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they say stole a valuable painting from a 105-year-old woman living ...

$7,000 statue stolen? She’s Zen with that

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

/20/2010 10:00:00 PM BEN MEYERSON/Staff $7,000 statue stolen? She's Zen with that http://www.wednesdayjournalonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=12&ArticleID=18026 For 11 years, Cynthia Hicks' Buddha statue was the heart of the neighborhood. People, young and old, would come to pay tribute to the 2-by-2-foot concrete bust next to Hicks' garage at the corner of Harvey and Pleasant in Oak Park. "When ...

Woman Arrested In Rare Baseball Card Theft

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Woman Arrested In Rare Baseball Card Theft http://www.thebostonchannel.com/sports/24269403/detail.html Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson In Century-Old Collection POSTED: 10:57 am EDT July 15, 2010 UPDATED: 11:14 am EDT July 15, 2010 WAREHAM, Mass. -- Police say they have recovered a baseball card collection that includes century-old depictions of Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson reported stolen from ...