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An expert places a Francis Bacon self-portrait up on a wall.

5 Francis Bacon Paintings Stolen

Five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon were stolen from a Madrid home. The paintings, worth an estimated combined 23.2 million pounds or 30 million euros. This theft is the largest one to take place in Spain in the last several decades. Though the heist took place in June 2015, it is just now becoming […]

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A man in a black shirt carries a stolen painting and a flashlight.

17 Artworks Stolen from Castelvecchio

In one of the largest art heists in recent memory, 17 pieces of art were taken from a Verona Museum, the Castelvecchio, on November 19th. Thieves scampered away with a wide range of works from European artists, including pieces from Mantegna, Rubens, and Tintoretto. The total value of the pieces is estimated to be between […]

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Salvador Dali's painting, Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio, was stolen from a Manhattan gallery in June 2012.

Man Steals Dali Painting in NYC

Phivos Istavrioglou, a 29-year-old man from Athens, Greece, stole a Salvador Dali painting worth $150,000. Now he says “he knew the theft would catch up to him and he wants to make [the] situation right.” The painting, Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio, was taken from the Venus Over Manhattan Gallery in New York City in […]

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