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20 Year Anniversary of the Biggest Art Heist in History!

 
 
Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:13 pm
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM EST
The Gardner Heist and Stolen Art

http://www.gardnermuseum.org/information/images/information/theft/rembrandt_portrait.jpg
Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, ca. 1634, one of the works stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on March 18, 1990.

The biggest museum art theft in history happened twenty years ago next month " half a billion dollars worth of art stolen in the middle of the night from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston by thieves dressed as police officers.

Guards handcuffed and bound with duct tape. Paintings " of Rembrandt, Degas, Vermeer " grabbed from frames and whisked into the night.

They’ve never been recovered.

Global art theft is big business. So where are these paintings? The museum is still on the trail. We’ll ask what they know.

-Tom Ashbrook

http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/02/stolen-art
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/information/theft_thumbnails.asp
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:15 pm
i feel really bad about this, but i had some wall space to fill
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:17 pm
@djjd62,
Don't be freaked when I reach for my cell phone. I'm not calling the FBI. Nope. I'm just calling for a ... um ... pizza delivery. Um... that's the ticket. Just stay where you are for the next 3 hours and answer the door with your hands above your head djjd! Confused
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:22 pm
you have to wonder who has them, they can't display them openly, is it some lonely rich guy who just links off to his underground gallery and sits and looks at his ill gotten gains
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:31 pm
@djjd62,
One theory is that indeed. The egotistical crime boss who has them just for his own personal gratitude and pride.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Blofeldpleasance67.jpg
look at the pretty pictures kitty
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:50 pm
I traded them all for an Elvis on Velvet in the Walmart parking lot.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:52 pm
@dyslexia,
should have held out for a dogs playing poker as well
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:55 pm
@djjd62,
Or Sunday on the Pot with George?
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/94/268877737_f3d129d4bb.jpg?v=0
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 04:58 pm
Its a biggie, but , to me, the largest art "heist" was the "Sonderauftrag Linz", which was a carefully executed heist of the artistic patrimony of several EUropean Nations and many more "disappeared" families. Much of that has since been finally returned but there are several Billion dollars worth of treaures still unaccounted for.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 05:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
I saw an hour long show on this a few weeks back. The gallery had extremely poor security.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 7 Mar, 2010 06:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
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with your hands above your head djjd!
Which one ? djjd1, djjd2, djjd3, djjd4...which one ?
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