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Most Expensive Paintings Heists

Most Expensive Art Heists Worldwide 1.Musee de Louvre, Paris In 1911 Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," worth 743 million U.S. dollars, was stolen from the Musee de Louvre in Paris. It was later found in Italy and returned to the Louvre in 1913. Stolen Date Recovered 1913 1911 Mona Lisa Time 2 Years Value $743 million 2.Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston On March 18, 1990, 13 pieces of art were stolen from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Among the stolen artworks is Rembrandt Van Rijn's famous masterpiece, Storm of the Sea of Galilee. The painting alone is worth $3.4 million, a fraction of the total value of the stolen paintings. Total value of paintings cost $400 million. Isabella Stewart Stolen Date March 18, 1990 Still missing Value $400 million Time 25 Years 3.E.G. Bürle Foundation museum in Zurich In Switzerland, on Feb. 12, 2008, the most valuable piece in the museum's collection, Paul Cézanne's "Boy in the Red Waistcoat," was stolen. The four paintings together are worth approximately $163 million, making it one of the biggest art thefts ever in Europe. E.G. Bürle Stolen Date Feb. 12, 2008 Still missing Value $163 million Time 7 Years 4. The Musee d'Art Moderne Heist 5 paintings were stolen in the morning of May 20th 2010; one man broke through the window and expertly took the paintings down from their frames, including Pablo Picasso's Le Pigeon Aux Petits Pois, or The Pigeon with Green Peas. Finished in 1911, the painting was worth over $30million alone. Total Value of the The Musee stolen paintings was $123 million. Stolen Date May 20th 2010 Still missing Value $123 million Time 5 Years 5. Munch Mueseum Oslo In 2004 "The Scream" was taken from Oslo museums twice in 10 years. The paintings had a value of $110 millionIn 2004 "The Scream" was taken from Oslo museums twice in 10 years. The paintings had a value of $110 million The Scream Stolen Date twice in 10 years Still missing Value $110 million Time 11 Years 6.The Mahmoud Khalil Museum Heist In 2010, thieves entered the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo, Egypt, and took just one painting from the art gallery - Vincent Van Gogh's Poppy Flowers. The art piece's value is $55 million. Poppy Flowers was one of the painter's last creations before he committed suicide in 1889. Despite a huge $200,000 reward for Gogh's Poppy the recovery of the painting, Poppy Flowers remain missing. Flowers Stolen Date 2010 Still missing Value $55 million Time 5 Years 7The Van Gogh Museum Heist In December 7, 2002, two master thieves broke into the Van Gogh Museum at precisely 8:00. They took two paintings: the View of the Sea at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen both by Vincent Van Gogh. Scheveningen and Congregation The paintings' combined value amounted to $30 million Stolen Date December 7, 2002 Still missing Value $30 million Time 13 Years 8.The Kunsthal Museum Heist In October 2012, thieves broke in at the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and grabbed 7 pricey masterpieces by notable painters of our time, including works of Pablo Picasso, 7 pricey masterpieces Lucian Freud. The total value of Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and paintings is $24 million. Stolen Date October 2012 Still missing Value $24 million. Time 3 Years 9.The Oratory of San Lorenzo Heist The Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo, Sicily displayed Caravaggio's Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence until October 1969, when it got stolen. Caravaggio's master work was believed to have been painted in 1609. The total value of this painting is $ 20 million Nativitynce Stolen Date Still missing October 1969 Value $ 20 million Time 46 Years 10.The Ashmolean Museum Heist Although the thief managed to grab just one painting in the Ashmolean Museum Heist, the culprit took one of the most important works of French artist Paul Cezzane, the View of Auvers-sur-Oise. It The View of Auvers-sur-Oise was stolen on 31st of December 1999. The estimated value of the painting at the time was set at $4.5 million. Stolen Date December 31, 1999| Still missing Value $4.5 million Time 16 Years Sources 1. 2. 3. CANVAS PAINTINGSI

Most Expensive Paintings Heists

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