DNA Evidence Convicts Man Behind Van Gogh Theft

DNA Evidence Convicts Man Behind Van Gogh Theft

DNA evidence isn’t usually a part of art theft investigation. But Nils M., a Dutch man, left behind such evidence at not one, but two recent major heists. In March 2020, security footage at the Groninger Museum in Groninger showed a man breaking two glass doors...
Two Paintings Recovered Nine Years After Theft

Two Paintings Recovered Nine Years After Theft

Two masterwork paintings recovered almost a decade after a 2012 art heist, according to Greek police. In January 2012, “Woman’s Head” by Pablo Picasso and “Mill” by Piet Mondrian were stolen in a lightning quick raid on the National Gallery of Greece, in Athens....
Secret Operation Recovers Over 19,000 Artworks and Artifacts

Secret Operation Recovers Over 19,000 Artworks and Artifacts

In a massive, lightning-strike effort coordinated by the World Customs Organization, Interpol, and Europol, authorities around the world teamed up last fall to attack 300 open investigations into art and artifact theft in over 100 countries. More than 19,000 artworks...
Museum and Private Collection Heists Shock the Art World

Museum and Private Collection Heists Shock the Art World

Although the elaborate heists of priceless artistic pieces seems like a scene fit for a spy film, the theft of paintings and other artistic works is a very real problem for museums and private collectors. It’s also apparently a problem for Catherine Hutin-Blay, the...
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