Friday, October 19, 2012

Art Theft: Paintings Stolen from Kunsthal Museum

Thieves nabbed seven paintings from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands sometime during the night of October 15/16, 2012.

Dutch police, in a press release, are asking the following:  "The investigators are making a particular appeal to the visitors to the Kunsthal. Did you visit the Kunsthal last week and did you see or hear anything unusual while you were there? Did you take any photos or video pictures? If so you should contact the police on 0900-8844. If you would prefer to speak to the Criminal Information Unit call 079-3458999. We would also like to speak to you if you saw any suspicious vehicles or persons in the vicinity of the Kunsthal in the period immediately leading up to the art theft."

Anyone with information about the crime or the missing artworks listed below should contact police at the telephone numbers above or contact INTERPOL here.

Art Stolen from Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam 

 Claude Monet: “Waterloo Bridge, London” (1901) 


 Meyer de Haan: “Self Portrait”  (1889 – ’91) 


Lucian Freud: “Woman with Eyes Closed” (2002)


 Claude Monet: “Charing Cross Bridge, London” (1901)


 Paul Gauguin: “Reading Girl in White and Yellow” (1919) 


 Paul Gauguin: “Girl in Front of Open Window” (1988) 


 Pablo Picasso: “Harlequin Head” (1971)


Images courtesy of INTERPOL


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