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Top 10 Lost Artworks

Entertainment<p>June 20, 2012<p>Artworks are lost for several reasons. Disasters – both natural and man-made, war, repression by political or religious …

The unfinished art business of World War Two

<b>The astonishing find in a Munich flat of 1,500 paintings missing since 1939 points to two art crimes.</b><p>The first is Adolf Hitler's crusade to fill his Fuehrermuseum at Linz, Austria, with the supreme paintings of the world - looted, confiscated and purchased by the Nazis in the occupied countries of …

Monuments Men: The Crafty Artist-Warriors of World War II (PHOTOS) SUBTITLE: A group of scholar-soldiers had one of the most important jobs of the war:

A group of scholar-soldiers had one of the most important jobs of the war: protect Europe’s greatest art and cultural monuments from the carnage of battle. Robert Edsel tells the story of the Monuments Men at work in his new book, Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis

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Authentic World War II Pictures - Nazi Loot from the Holocaust-Era

Nazi Loot from the Holocaust-Era<p>Nazi Loot from the Holocaust-Era, Churches, Scrolls, Torah, Gold, Salt Mine treasures<p>We have gathered a collection of …

Art experts trained to spot work looted during WWII

<b>Art experts are taking part in a conference in Germany aimed at recovering works looted by the Nazis.</b><p>More than 60 years after the end of World War II, there are still millions of lost or stolen items that have yet to be returned to their rightful heirs.<p>The conference will provide advanced training …

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Nazi trove in Munich contains unknown works by masters

<b>Previously unknown artworks by masters are among more than 1,400 pieces found in a trove of Nazi-looted art in Munich, German officials say.</b><p>As slides of the paintings were shown at a news conference, an expert said the works had been seized from private individuals or institutions.<p>Previously …

Q+A: How To Save the Arts in Times of War

Sites like Iran’s Persepolis are on world heritage lists, but that won’t spare them from harm during armed conflict. Organizations like the Committee …

Ms. Maria Altmann Talking About The Gold Portrait by Gustav Klimt

Pissarro masterpiece travels a twisted history

8 Lost Masterpieces of Art

Despite the best efforts of museums and art collectors, many of the world’s most important paintings and sculptures no longer exist. Some of these …

Most Wanted: Works of Art

Bernardo Bellotto<p>View of the Grand Canal in Venice<p>Medium: oil on canvas<br>Height: 22.83 in. (58.00 cm.)<br>Width: 33.10 in. (84.00 cm.)<br>Property of the …

Stolen Matisse Painting Recovered 25 Years After Theft

2013 brought a pleasant surprise to the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden when a previously stolen Matisse valued at $1M was recovered by the …

Stolen paintings recovered in Rome 40 years after art heist

Italian police find stolen paintings hanging in a house in the same district of Rome from where 42 works disappeared<p>It was one of the most audacious art thefts seen in Rome: one night in 1971 a gang of thieves slipped into the plush residence of a construction magnate in the upmarket Parioli …

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What Is the Value of Stolen Art? - The New York Times

Dogaru and Darie began scouting their options with a stroll through Rotterdam’s museum district. As Darie would reveal when interviewed by Romanian police, the first target they considered was the Natural History Museum, but the place was full of dead animals, and they didn’t see a way to make a …

Lost Art Project | The Clark

Archive for the ‘Lost Art Project’ Category<p>The Clark Photograph and Clippings Archive contains nearly a million images that were used to teach and …

Sophie Calle: Remembrance of Gardner Paintings Lost

“Every time there is a major theft somewhere in the world, it comes up,” says Pieranna Cavalchini. She’s referring to the unsolved 1990 heist of 13 …

10 Impressive Art Heists

When three men walked into the E.G. Bürle Foundation museum in Zurich, Switzerland, on Feb. 12, 2008, the masterpieces didn't stand a chance. In …

More than $100M in art lost in 9/11 attacks

Lucy Foster, the Port Authority manager whose duties include upkeep of its public art, looks over what remains of the Alexander Calder sculpture, …

The Baghdad Museum set to reopen

A glimmer of good news from Iraq, where cultural heritage has sustained so much damage. Martin Bailey reports for the Art Newspaper that the Iraqi …

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