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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 ...

Thieves steal 30 artworks from transport lorry in Spain

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Artworks worth an estimated €5 million (£4.2m) have been stolen from a transport lorry in Madrid in what police described as the "biggest robbery of contemporary art in Spain" to date. Around 30 pieces were taken, including artwork by Pablo Picasso, during transportation from galleries in Cologne, Germany to Madrid in ...