theft.art

November 19th, 2005

Two paintings stolen from the Everhart Museum

Everhart heist worth millions

FBI: no market for stolen art

Pollack\'s Springs Winter 1949 stolen from the Everhart Warhol\'s Le Grand Passion stolen from the Everhart

BBC online article

AP wire story, with dimensions.

4 comments

  1. comment by Chloe on Sunday, Nov 20th, 2005 8:53 am

    I heard about this the other night, and my first thought was – why would anyone steal that? heh. (I’m terrible, I know, you’re probably thinking me a heathen or something.)

    Anyway, maybe I’ve seen too many heist movies, but I doubt the money was the prime motivator – there have to be safer & more lucrative venues for burglars.

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  3. comment by Curator on Monday, Nov 21st, 2005 6:04 pm

    Don’t you love it? The Museum has spent most of the past 15 years without directors or curators with relevant museum training or experience, and its lack of professional standards (and ordinary common sense) have gotten the Everhart into hot water before. (Remember the absolutely critical sale of the Matisse? Remember the beer parties with booze and food flying all over the artworks?) And now people are surprised that security measures weren’t up to snuff? Yes, Mr. Palumbo, your security is “very, very good” FOR HALF-ASSED THIEVES who don’t even recognize a dog of a Warhol. Let’s hope the new director and curator aren’t as clueless as their predecessors.

  4. comment by Chloe on Sunday, Nov 27th, 2005 12:58 pm

    “Remember the beer parties with booze and food flying all over the artworks?”

    Well that’s a vivid image, isn’t it.

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