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Famous Art……Theft

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Today is the anniversary of the largest art theft in US history (1990).  Twenty years ago, twelve paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. This included Vermeer’s The Concert and three Rembrandts (including his only seascape The Storm on the Sea of Galilee). To date, these paintings have not been recovered.

stolen art

What is it, do you think, that made the thief  want to steal these two paintings in particular? Or  do you think it was a mere “grab and go” just to prove that it could be done? Why do you think that after all these years, they have never been recovered?

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