Take A Sneak Peek At Biggest Art Heists In History (11 pics + 1 gif)

1 Jun 2020


1

The Just Judges by Jan Van Eyck

Stolen from: Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium on April 10, 1934

Art piece value: 1 million Belgian francs

Total value of robbery: 1 million Belgian francs


2

View of Auvers-sur-Oise by Paul Cezzane

Stolen from: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England on December 31, 1999

Art piece value: $4.5 million

Total value of robbery: $4.5 million


3

Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence by Caravaggio

Stolen from: Oratory of San Lorenzo, Sicily on October, 1969

Art piece value: $20 million

Total value of robbery: $20 million


4

Seven masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Lucian Freud

Stolen from: Kunsthal Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands on October, 2012

Art pieces value: $24 million

Total value of robbery: $24 million


5

View of the Sea at Scheveningen* andCongregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen by Rembrandt Van Rijn

Stolen from: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 7, 2002

Value of art pieces: $30 million

Total value of robbery: $30 million

*Pictured


6

Poppy Flowers by Vincent van Gogh

Stolen from: Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Cairo, Egypt in 2010

Art piece value: $55 million

Total value of robbery: $55 million


7

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Stolen from: The Louvre Museum, Paris in 1911

Art piece value: $100 million

Total value of robbery: $100 million

Theft backstory: The Mona Lisa was stolen by a museum worker named Vincenzo Peruggiam who slipped the artwork under his coat and walked out the front door.

Peruggiam wanted to reclaim the painting for his home country of Italy and had the painting hung in his home for two years.


8

Portrait of a Young Man by Raphael

Stolen from: Czartoryski Museum, Poland in 1939

Art piece value: $100 million

Total value of robbery: $100 million+


9

The Scream by Edvard Munch

This piece of art has been stolen twice and there are actually four versions of Munch’s The Scream – two in paint and two in pastels.

Art piece value: One of the pastel versions sold for just shy of $120 million.

First robbery: Taken from the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway on the opening day of the Lillehammer Winter Olympics, February 12, 1994

The robbers left a note that read, “Thanks for the poor security.”

Second robbery: On August 22, 2004, masked gunmen entered the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway stealing a painted version of The Scream and another Edvard Munch painting, Madonna.


10

Le Pigeon Aux Petits Pois or The Pigeon With Green Peas by Pablo Picasso

Stolen from: Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, France on May 20, 2010

Art piece value: $30 million

Total value of robbery: $140 million


11

Storm of the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt Van Rijn

Stolen from: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston on March 18, 1990

Art piece value: $3.4 million

Total value of robbery: $500 million


12

The Concert by Johannes Vermeer

Stolen from: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston on March 18, 1990

Art piece value: $250 million

Total value of robbery: $500 million



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Antonia 3 month s ago
not one of these worth a dime to me thanks
       
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Bradford 2 days ago
A shame you can't even appreciate something that you would quite probably be incapable of...
       
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