A Conversation for The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA

Victim of Theft

Post 1


This is a wonderful entry about a wonderful place, but it neglected to mention that in March 1990, thieves made the Gardner Museum the victim of the largest art theft to date. Twelve artworks worth more than $100 million were stolen, including a Vermeer (one of only 35 extant paintings of his), two Rembrandts, several Degas canvases, and a Manet. They are all still missing!

Victim of Theft

Post 2


And one of the men responsible for the theft will only cooperrate with the authorities if if they agree not to prosecute him fot the act. He (supposedly) knows the whereabouts of the paintings and the other culprits and will gladly accomidate the police. I say let the man off. The experience of the Gardner is greatly dimished without these masterpieces.

I am very glad that you mentioned "el jaleo". In this painters opinion it is the most perfect work of art in existence. Anyone who has ever taken the time to view it can't help but fall in total love with it.

Victim of Theft

Post 3


I read that the fellows who said they knew where the paintings were supplied paint chips to prove it, but that those paint chips were not from the appropriate paintings. The mystery remains unsolved....

Victim of Theft

Post 4


Thanks guys,

The entry should be updated now smiley - smiley

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