Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Picasso, Matisse, Monets stolen from Dutch museum

What's with all the art thefts lately?  Is there no security anymore in these big museums?

Seven paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso, Matisse and Claude Monet were stolen from a museum in Rotterdam in an early-hours heist, Dutch police said Tuesday.

The theft at the Kunsthal museum is one of the largest in years in the Netherlands, and is a stunning blow for the private Triton Foundation collection, which was being exhibited publicly as a group for the first time. [more...]