The Secret History of Art
Noah Charney on Art Crimes and Art Historical Mysteries

The Secret History of Art – Noah Charney on Art Crimes and Art Historical Mysteries

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Rotterdam Art Heist Likely for Ransom

At 3am this morning thieves broke into the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, stealing seven paintings: Pablo Picasso’s “Harlequin Head,” Claude Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge, London” and “Charing Cross Bridge, London,” Henri Matisse’s “Reading Girl in White and Yellow,” Paul Gauguin’s “Girl in Front of Open Window,” Meyer de Haan’s “Self-Portrait,” and Lucian Freud’s”Woman with Eyes Closed.” ¬†The type of paintings targeted were likely stolen for ransom, as there is no black market in which such high-profile art can be sold. ¬†Whether or not the thieves realize this, is another question.

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