The Cost of Art Theft – The Most Expensive Art Heists
Some of the most expensive and rare art work thefts read like a shopping list; and they probably are. Any major artwork thief worth his or her salt is likely to be aware that there is limited market for works by great masters, a Vermeer or a Monet is not exactly the easiest haul to shift. The top art thefts of the last few decades have all had that “available for pre-order” feel. But while the thieves and their customer’s profit, the world’s cultural history becomes poorer. A couple of sorry tales from the art theft world are good examples. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Various Artists The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, Massachusetts, is home to some seriously impressive works to this day. Up until the 18 March 1990 it was home to slightly more.