Art Heists!

You would think that art galleries would have some pretty significant security measures to protect the many treasures contained therein.  But regardless of the security, galleries have not proven to be immune when it comes to art heists.  Here are the top-ten art heists in the world (the art is still missing).

  1.  The Concert (Johannes Vermeer), stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, Mass.), valued at $200 million; date of theft: March 18, 1990.
  2. Storm of the Sea of Gallilee (Rembrandt Van Rijn), stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, Mass.), valued at $3.4 million; date of theft: March 18, 1990.
  3. Le Pigeon Aux Petits Pois or The Pigeon With Green Peas (Pablo Picasso), stolen from the Musee d’Art Moderne (Paris, France), valued at $30 million; date of theft: May 20, 2010.
  4. Portrait of a Young Man (Raphael), stolen from the Czartoryski Museum (Poland), valued at $100 million; date of theft: 1939.
  5. Poppy Flowers (Vincent Van Gogh), stolen from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum (Cairo, Egypt), valued at $55 million; date of theft: 2010.
  6. View of the Sea at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (Rembrandt Van Rijn), stolen from the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), valued at $30 million; date of theft: December 7, 2002.
  7. Seven masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Lucian Freud, stolen from the Kunsthal Museum (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), valued at $24 million; date of theft: October 2012.
  8. Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence (Caravaggio), stolen from the Oratory of San Lorenzo (Sicily), valued at $20 million; date of theft: October 1969.
  9. View of Auvers-sur-Oise (Paul Cezzane), stolen from the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, England), valued at $4.5 million; date of theft: December 31, 1999.
  10. The Just Judges (Jan Van Eyck), stolen from Saint Bavo’s Cathedral (Ghent, Belgium)
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