Wednesday, October 17, 2012

$260million art heist becomes the biggest art heist in Netherland's history

Thieves broke into Netherland's Kunsthal museum and walked off with seven art masterpieces worth up to 200 million euro ($260 million).

"On Tuesday morning seven artworks were stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam," police said in a statement, adding the burglary took place about 3.00am local time.
They seven paintings were: Pablo Picasso's 1971 Harlequin's Head; Claude Monet's 1901 Waterloo Bridge, London and Charing Cross Bridge, London; Henri Matisse's 1919 Reading Girl in White and Yellow; Paul Gauguin's 1898 Girl in Front of Open Window; Meyer de Haan's Self-Portrait, around 1890; and Lucian Freud's 2002 work Woman with Eyes Closed.It is the biggest art theft in The Netherlands since 1991.
Biggest art heist in Netherland's history
Monet's Charing Bridge, London
Pablo Picasso's Harlequin's Head Stolen
Picasso's Harlequin's Head
Biggest art heist in history
Monet's Waterloo Bridge, London
Gauguin's Girl in front of open window
Woman with eyes closed
Freud's woman with eyes closed

Reading Girl in White and Yellow stolen
Matisse's Reading Girl in White and Yellow
Just like Thomas Crown Affair, seven art heist in Dutch Museum
Haan's Self Portrait


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