If you follow my blog, you may remember I posted something on a bold theft of a van Gogh painting last year? A few months later, this sad news was followed by another post about art theft. This time, works were stolen from an Almshouse in Leerdam.
The UK’s Guardian reports, a painting which was stolen – and not even missed by its museum – has been returned! It is a copy of the world’s most expensive painting. Don’t know about you, but even if I had a very bad copy of a Leonardo painting, I’d miss it!
Most people remember the Stasi from films or books as the nasty security service of East Germany, or the DDR. But the Stasi not only spied. It also carried out ‘projects’ like Aktion Licht: looting and confiscating valuables from East German banks.
Just notified WordPress, but that company gone commercial, running after the $$$ and not putting customers first … It may take a while for them to act against some cheap imitator.
German Police told media early this morning, another suspect linked to the spectacular Green Vault Heist was arrested. They are still looking for his twin brother.
A day later: German police raid various addresses over the Canadian Gold Coin theft.
If you kept track of developments and read reports, you know members of the same gang that robbed Dresden’s Green Vault, were involved in the theft from Berlin’s Bode Museum.
Remember the shocking theft of 18th century jewellery from the “Grüne Gewolbe” or Green Vault in Dresden last year? International media reported this morning, police in Berlin have arrested three suspects they link to this heist.
European media published a story on art crime, first reported by the German Die Zeit today. Art in Berlin museums is under attack. Some journalists think the attacks may be linked to a new “Attila the Hun”.
Early September, I finished reading a moving book on the fate of a lost art collection. In his “The Orpheus Clock”, Simon Goodman describes the history of the Gutmann Art Collection. Everybody knows the Rothschilds, their bank, their properties and art collections? How many know Eugen Gutmann not only established the Dresdner Bank, but also owned a famous art collection?
A painting by Dutch Golden Age artist Frans Hals seems to be rather unlucky. It was stolen for a third time, Thursday 27th of August 2020. Like other works of art, it disappeared from a Dutch museum temporarily closed due to COVID19.
Dutch Police released more information on the recent theft of a painting. The painting by van Gogh was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in March 2020. On loan from another museum, the work was stolen from an exhibition at the museum in Laren.