Thefts

France regains painting lost during the First World War

Work returned by Germany goes on show as search for missing art continues

Published online: 17 April 2014

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Ancient fresco stolen from Pompeii

Italy’s culture ministry calls emergency meeting to address security issues at the site

Published online: 21 March 2014

Painting recovered 15 years after theft

Theives had taken advantage of a local Bastille Day parade to distract local police from the burglary

Published online: 21 March 2014

Search for stolen Klimt resumes after 17 years

Italian police hope to use DNA left on picture frame to find the thief

Published online: 19 March 2014

Altarpiece by Nolde stolen from Danish church

The painting was probably taken during the day, when the church is open to the public but often empty

Published online: 12 March 2014

Monuments Men film is a painting-by-numbers, not a masterpiece

George Clooney’s adaptation should have been a passionate tribute to the soldiers that saved art looted during the Second World War, but it falls sadly short

Published online: 12 February 2014

 

The price of Bacon

In 1988, a portrait of Francis Bacon by his friend Lucian Freud was stolen from the walls of the Neue National Galerie in Berlin. Although...

Rotterdam theft to get blockbuster treatment

An action movie based on last year’s theft of seven paintings worth an estimated €18m from the Kunsthal Rotterdam is in the works. The...