Thefts

Stolen Matisse painting returned to Venezuela after more than a decade

But question marks still hang over the theft from a Caracas museum

Published online: 08 July 2014

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Matisse painting in Gurlitt hoard was Nazi loot, researchers find

Task force confirms Femme Assise was stolen from the dealer Paul Rosenberg during the Second World War

Published online: 11 June 2014

Nazi-era auction catalogues published online

Adolf Weinmüller’s annotated books, including the names of consigners and buyers, are made available to provenance researchers

Published online: 29 May 2014

National Gallery of Australia agrees to return dancing Shiva

The museum has surrendered the work to the federal government

Published online: 29 April 2014

Paris museum holds on to stolen statues

Musée Guimet negotiating with the Nepalese government over two stelae that have been off display for more than a decade

Published online: 21 April 2014

France regains painting lost during the First World War

Work returned by Germany goes on show as search for missing art continues

Published online: 17 April 2014

 

The price of Bacon

In 1988, a portrait of Francis Bacon by his friend Lucian Freud was stolen from the walls of the Neue National Galerie in Berlin. Although...

Rotterdam theft to get blockbuster treatment

An action movie based on last year’s theft of seven paintings worth an estimated €18m from the Kunsthal Rotterdam is in the works. The...