Seven Masterpieces Stolen in Dutch Museum Heist
Seven masterpieces, including paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Gauguin, were stolen in a pre-dawn heist Tuesday at Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum, the biggest such theft in the Netherlands in two decades.
“A major investigation is under way and forensics are at the scene,” Rotterdam police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels said. “We’re investigating how they got access, what time it happened and who did it.”
“We’re a bit shocked that something like this happens here and at the same time we have some respect for thieves who got away with something likes this,” said student Ibo Bose, disappointed not to be able to visit the museum.
where’d they gogh?
I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s duly impressed by art heists. (Even if PROBABLY no one’s ever actually timed one to “Swinging on a Star.”) I edited this piece in my previous HSW life: 10 Impressive Art Heists.