"Seach for the World's Most Wanted Art"
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2008's Most Wanted Art

  • August 23, 2008 Encino, CA USA: Residential theft of a 12 paintingsi ncluding works by Hans Hoffman, Riego Rivera, included.  For details see LAPD & PDF link. Reward $200,000


  • July 30, 2008 Odessa, Ukraine:  A copy of Caravaggio's "Kiss of Judas" was stolen from the Museum of Eastern & Western Art.  For details see link.


  • May 24, 2008 Vancouver Canada. RECOVERED Goldwork by Canadian artist Bill Reid were stolen from the University of British Columbia's Anthropology Museum.  For details see link


  • March 16, 2008 Pecq, France: Thirty artworks were taken in an armed raid f of a private collection.  Paintings by Monet, Cezanne, Sisley, Corot, even a statue by Rodin were included in the haul.  For an article see link.


  • March 8,2008 Jutland Denmark:  Paintings by Rubens and Goya were stolen from a historic Voergaard castle.  For details in Danish see link. also see INTERPOL.


  • February 11, 2008 Zurich, Switzerland:  PARTIAL RECOVERY Three armed men stole four paintings from the  Buehrle collection.  Works by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, & Monet are missing.  For details see INTERPOL.  Reward 100,00 Swiss Francs.


  • Ferbruary 7, 2008 Pfaeffikon, Switzerland:  Two later works by Picasso were taken after closing from the Seedamn Kulturzentrum.  See INTERPOL for details.  A reward has been offered by the owners.


2007's Most Wanted Art

  • December 20, 2007 San Paulo, Brazil: RECOVERED 1/10/08 Paintings by Picasso and Portinari were stolen from the Museum of Art San Paulo.  For story see MSN


  • December 2, 2007 Wajouru, New Zealand: RECOVERED Historic war medals were stolen from the Wajouru military museum.  For details see NZ Police.  Reward 300,00 NZ dollars.


  • October 23, 2007 Pietrasanta, Italy: RECOVERED Seven statues by the Columbian artist Botero were taken from a foundry.  See article at MSN.


  • September 17, 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark:  RECOVERED "The Golden Horns" were stolen.  Later recovered these pieces were replicas of a famed archaeological find see MSN.


  • August 5, 2007 Nice, France:  RECOVERED Armed robbers stole four paintings  from the Musee Beaux Arts.  These missing artworks by Monet, Sisley, and two by Jan Breughel the Elder, can be seen at INTERPOL


  • July 10, 2007 Moscow, Russia:  Thirteen paintings were stolen from the apartment of a retired Soviet era Judge.  The haul allegedly included paintings by Georges Seurat, Alexej Jawlenski, Ivan Aivazovsky, and more.  For more on the story see MSN


  • June 10, 2007 Australia:  A self portrait by Dutch artist Frans van Mieris was stolen from the the walls of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  For details see Art Gallery of NSW


  • May 3, 2007 United Kingdom: Five works by LS Lowry were taken in a robbery. For details see the BBC.  Arrests made.


  • February 28, 2007 Paris France: RECOVERED 8/5/07 Two paintings by Pablo Picasso were stolen from his granddaughters apartment.  For pictures of the stolen oil paintings "Portrait of Jacqueline"  and "Maya with a Doll"  see INTERPOL.


  • January 8, 2007 Sakurai Japan.  Scrolls by Japanese masters were stolen from the Yamoto Museum.  For details see Japan Times


2006's Most Wanted Art


  • November 8, 2006 Scranton, PA USA:  RECOVERED 11/21/06 A painting by the Spanish artist Goya was stolen from an art transport van parked overnight at a motel.


  • August 2006 St.Petersburg Russia.  Hermitage appeals to collectors to help find stolen artworks.  For details see [RIA Novosti] & [Hermitage News]


  • February 24, 2006 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil:  Amid Carnaval celibrations an armed robbery of the Museu Chacara do Ceu.  Thieves stole four valuable paintings: a Monet "Marine", Picasso's "Dance", Matisse's "Jardin de Luexmbourg", and Dali's "Two Balconies".  For pictures (and article in Portuguse) see Link ; English see INTERPOL.


  • February 15, 2006 RECOVERED Stockholm, Sweden:  An August Strindberg painting "Svartsjukans Natt / Jealousy's Night" (picture) was stolen from the Strindberg museum.  For details see article.  


  • February 12, 2006.  Partial Recovery - Whiltshire, United Kingdom:  The estate of reclusive mogal Harry Hyams was raided by thieves.  Museum quality pieces worth millions missing.  For official details see Whiltshire's Ramsbury Raid .


  • February 9, 2006 Brussels, Belgium: Castle theft, the Chateau Grand Bigard. Valuable art and antiquities were stolen see article.


  • January 8, 2006 Nova Sad, Serbia:  City Museum robbery, theives stole four works, a copy of Rembrandt's "Portrait of Father", an alleged Rubens' "Portrait of Seneca", Mola (minature scene w/ fisherman) and a 16th century Dutch painting "Head of Christ".  Article & pictures (in Serb see link);  in English see INTERPOL


2005's Most Wanted Art


  • December 15, 2005  Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, UK:  An enourmous Henry Moorebronze "Reclining Figure" was stolen from the late artist's Perry Green estate.  For Picture see BBC ; Reward £100,000


  • November 19, 2005  Scranton, PA USA:  Two works, Jason Pollock's "Springs Winter " and an Andy Warhol print "Le Grande Passion, " were stolen from Everhart Museum.


  • January 9, 2005 Hoorn, Netherlands: The Westfries Museum was struck by thieves.  The haul included 17th century paintings by Jan van Goyen, Jacob Waben, Matthias Withoos, Jan Rietschoof, Jan Linsen , Herman Henstenburg and a silver collection.  In Dutch, see Westfries Museum.


2004's Most Wanted Art

For more information see our Stolen Art Directory.

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