Thefts

Picasso ‘theft’ pair to go on trial

Employee accused of retaining works worth €70m

Published online: 04 November 2014

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Clerkenwell gallery hit by ‘theft to order’

Four of eleven wooden sculptures stolen

Published online: 30 October 2014

Another art theft in Italy

Three 15th-century panels were stolen from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan

Published online: 26 August 2014

Stolen painting by Guercino was uninsured and unprotected

Italian church's alarm was inactive and painting uninsured due to lack of funding

Published online: 15 August 2014

Art theft at Russian resort town

Paintings by Isaac Levitan worth an estimate $2.1m taken from house museum in Plyos

Published online: 08 August 2014

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

 

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...