The Avant-Gardes
October 21, 2013 10:47 AM   Subscribe

It took less than three minutes for the thieves to make off with seven works of art worth millions of euros from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. A Picasso. A Matisse. A Gauguin, a Meijer de Haan, a (Lucian) Freud and two Monets. But when the thieves got the paintings home to Romania, one of their parents destroyed them.

The article mentions the Art Loss Database.

The stolen paintings are shown in the main article, but for reference they were:
* Pablo Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin"
* Henri Matisse's "La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune"
* Claude Monet's "Waterloo Bridge, London" and "Charing Cross, London"
* Paul Gaugin's "Femme Devant une Fenetre Ouverte, dite La Fiancee"
* Meyer de Haan's "Autoportrait"
* Lucian Freud's "Woman with Eyes Closed".

New York Times: A Trail of Masterpieces and a Web of Lies, Leading to Anguish
posted by zarq (4 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Ooh, burn. -- cortex

posted by Navelgazer at 10:49 AM on October 21, 2013

posted by yoink at 10:50 AM on October 21, 2013

I have determined that the deleted post is not the original, but merely a reproduction!
posted by escabeche at 10:51 AM on October 21, 2013 [4 favorites]

Why is this making the rounds again? I mean, it's notably terrible, but I can't tell why it has popped up again the past week or so.
posted by maryr at 10:55 AM on October 21, 2013

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