14 September 2019
Maurizio Cattelan’s infamous solid 18-carat gold sculpture of a toilet has been stolen from his exhibition at Blenheim Palace. Thames Valley Police said that a gang broke into the palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire at about 4:50 BST and stole the artwork.
A painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, stolen from a UK stately home in 1984, has been discovered in the collection of a Japanese museum.
An elderly New York art collector has taken his Philadelphia attorney to court for cheating him out of millions.
26 January 2019
How low can you go? Art thieves have made off with a Banksy wall mural in Paris that was painted as a memorial to the Paris terror attack victims in 2015.
19 April 2018
A number of valuable Chinese objects have been reported stolen from a much loved small museum in Bath.
Part of a collection of Hans Hofmann paintings stolen in 2004 from a New York City-based fine art storage facility has been recovered. Working with the NYPD and the FBI, Art Recovery International negotiated the release of one of the paintings.
Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years
21 July 2017
Police in Spain have announced that they have recovered three of the five paintings by the British artist Francis Bacon stolen from a Madrid apartment in 2015.
A long lost Albrecht Duerer engraving titled “Mary crowned by an angel” dating from 1520 has been returned to the Staatsgalerie Art Museum in Stuttgart. The work disappeared during the Second World War. It was discovered in a French flea market and was in good condition from being stored in a portfolio wrapped in paper. The bronze engraving was discovered by a retired […]
A professional thief has stolen five paintings by the British artist Francis Bacon worth an estimated 30 million euros. The artworks were reported stolen from a Madrid home today. The thieves, disabled the alarm system and the home was surveyed to make sure no one was to return to the premises. The works belonging to a close friend of Bacon were […]
Historic England has launched an appeal to trace some of the most important bronze sculpture of the 20th century, which has gone missing, over the last decade. It is thought that several major artworks created by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Lynn Chadwick have already been destroyed. Created and sited in the open for all […]
The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia has for the first time publicly reported that two well known canvases had gone missing. The artworks were loaned by the museum to a private individual who has since vanished. The museum houses the largest collection of the Pop artist’s work outside of the main museum in Pittsburgh USA. […]
A devoted collector of Wizard of Oz memorabilia has offered a million dollar reward for the return of the famous ‘Ruby Slippers”. The shoes were stolen while on exhibit at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Although the shoes disappeared ten years ago they have never been recovered and are feared lost. The sequinned covered costume accessory […]
A thief who stole £800,000 worth of rare Imperial Russian court Fabergé objects and jewellery from Christies Auctioneers last December, has gone on trial in London. Richard Tobin, 45, a Glaswegian confessed to the theft from the west end auction house. Southwark Crown Court were told that there is still no sign of the missing items. Jack Talbot the suspect’s defence lawyer added: “He […]
Four people have been charged with the theft of sculpture by the internalionally renouned artist Dale Chihuly. Sections of the installation were stolen from the Denver Botanic Gardens last summer. Alex Brook, 23, Joseph Parnell, 36, were charged with theft, tampering with evidence and felony criminal mischief. Sean Sorenson, 20, and Auvia Bellamy, 19, were […]
Back in February 2011 we reported that the disgraced international art dealer Helly Nahmad was in possession of a $20m painting by Amedeo Modigliani, Seated Man with a Cane (1918) that had allegedly been stolen by the Nazis from Oscar Stettiner, a prominent Paris gallerist. In 1939. Stettiner escaped Paris leaving the painting behind. The […]
Twenty five million pounds worth of stolen London art by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard has been recovered, after hanging on the wall of an Italian Fiat factory worker for nearly 40 years. The masterpieces were revealed in a press conference after police were contacted by the owner’s son who consulted experts, when he saw […]
A Norwegian museum has agreed to the restitution of a $20m (£12m) Matisse painting stolen by the Nazis from the highly regarded Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg. The masterpiece was created in 1937 and owned by the dealer, who also represented Picasso and other artists considered degenerate by the Third Reich. In 1941 Rosenberg was […]
A Church altarpiece painted by the German / Danish artist Emil Nolde (1867-1956) has been stolen from a church in Denmark. The work of art titled, Christ at Emmaus, painted in1904, was situated in the Ølstrup Church near Ringkøbing, in western Jutland, Denmark. The masterpiece was found to be missing by the church’s verger on […]
A Solid gold sculpture by the Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon valued at £500,000 has been stolen from a Christie’s storage facility in London. The sculpture titled Left Hand and Right Hand Have Left One Another,Created in 2007, disappeared from Christie’s sometime on 28th November. It is made from solid gold, and has an […]