Theft at Dutch Museum: Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse and others missing

Shortly after 3 am (local time) the museum of Kunsthal in Rotterdam fell victim to a high-value art heist. The works belonged to a private collection (from the Triton foundation) and were on display for the first time in public. The exhibit, billed as “Avant-gardes”, opened on October 7th and included works from Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondriaan and George Braque, to name a few.

When security staffers arrived by car, they saw that the paintings were missing, Rotterdam police spokesman Roland Ekkers said. They informed police, who started an investigation.” (via CNN)

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Click here to learn about the exhibit, Avant-Gardes, directly from the Kunsthal Museum (original in Dutch, click here to see it with available with translations via Google Chrome).

Click here to visit the Museum website.

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