Monday, February 11, 2008

Stolen Art

In the worst art theft in history 4 paintings by Van Gogh, Degas, Monet and Cezanne were stolen from an Art Museum in Zurich Italy.

Where are they going to unload these? Probably the Middle East or South America. I just wanted to alert my readers that if you see these pieces on ebay or at a garage sale this summer- do not buy them. There is a $90,000 reward for information leading to their recovery.



Blooming Chestnuts by Vincent Van Gogh



Edgar Degas (famous for his paintings of ballerinas) Ludovic Lepic and daughters, the painting is called Place de la Concorde.



Monet with another one of his tiresome landscapes, Poppy field at Vetheuil.



Cezanne, Boy in a Red Waistcoat. You can't help but think that Cezanne would have been helped with a prescription for antidepressants. But I suppose then we would not like him so well.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much did you say? Looks like something one of my little ones would come up with - uncultured swine.

Petrus said...

$90,000 to retrieve millions of dollars worth of paintings? That's fuzzy math.

Bison said...

None of those paintings are the ones that were stolen.

Look here...

http://nytimes.com/2008/02/12/world/europe/12swiss.html?hp

Anonymous said...

"None of those paintings are the ones that were stolen."

Pity that.

And if any work by one of these clowns comes my way, I'll have no scruple in acquiring it on the cheap.
It would look very keen in my basement playroom, right across from that other classic of equal (indeed if not greater) artistic genius, "Dogs playing poker".

-Edward

Anonymous said...

Zurich,Italy??

Karen said...

apparently they found them:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,331197,00.html