Part of Largest Art Theft in the World During War
A U.S. Army soldier looks over art confiscated by Nazis. Inset: Hildebrand Gurlitt, who worked for the Reich buying and selling stolen art.
hailed from a family that was well known in artistic circles in pre-World War II Germany. His father was an architect and art historian, one brother was a musicologist and a nephew was an art dealer. But a deep, dark secret set him apart.
Elderly Chinese Immigrant in Queens Forged Works
Jackson Pollack created this painting known simply as No. 19, between 1947 and 1950. It was recently auctioned for an estimated $25 million to $35 million.
described as a struggling Chinese artist, is the master forger behind one of the biggest scams to sweep the New York City art scene in years. More than 80 bogus paintings were involved.
Luxury French Resort Rocked by Third Heist This Year
Police outside the luxury Carlton hotel in Cannes, shortly after a major jewelry heist.
A lone thief brandishing a handgun walked off with an estimated $53 million in jewelry that was being readied to go on exhibition at the famed Carlton Hotel in Cannes, playground to the rich and famous.
Man Painted Slogan on Mural with Black Paint
Mark Rothko painting (top) and defacement (bottom) in lower right corner.
A Mark Rothko
painting defaced at London’s Tate Modern
museum over the weekend once again raises questions about how to balance security against the desire to give the public the best experience possible while viewing priceless works of art.
Works by Jasper Johns, Piet Mondrian Others Stolen From House
Financial mogul Jeffrey Gundlach knows there is no honor among thieves. He’s offering a $1.7 million reward for information leading to the return of his art collection as well as other luxury items, including a Porsche sports car, stolen from his Santa Monica, Calif. home.
Painting One of Four Stolen in Zurich by Armed Robbers in 2008
A painting by the French artist Paul Cezanne, worth an estimated $100 million, has been found relatively unscathed four years after it was stolen at gunpoint from a Swiss museum by three masked robbers.
A painting by Dutch post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh, worth an estimated $55 million, was stolen for the second time from a Egyptian museum. Investigators are looking into the possibility the theft was an inside job.