Wednesday, March 18, 2015

25 years later Boston's $500M art heist remains mystery (See the collection)

13 paintings (by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manet)  vanished on March 18, 1990. The 25th anniversary of the infamous heist; where two men dressed as police officers gained entry to the museum, tied up the security officers and swiped 13 works worth an estimated $500 million. The museum continues to offer a $5 million reward for information leading to the recovery of the works.

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"Chez Tortoni" by Manet

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that it knows the identity of the thieves who stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston more than two decades ago, in what’s widely viewed as the biggest art heist in U.S. history. But the agency is still trying to figure out where those pieces are.
Govaert Flinck, Landscape with Obelisk

Johannes Vermeer, The Concert

Rembrandt's "Storm on the Sea of Galilee" (1633) 

Rembrandt van Rijn, A Lady and Gentleman in Black

Rembrandt van RijnSelf-Portrait

Degas, La Sortie de Pesage

Edgar Degas, Cortege aux Environs de Florenc

Edgar Degas, Program for an artistic soiree

Edgar DegasProgram for an artistic soiree 2

Edgar Degas, Three Mounted Jockeys

Bronze Eagle Finial from a Napoleonic battle flag

A Chinese Ku, or beaker, from the Shang Dynasty (1200-1100 B.C.)

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