Monday, October 12, 2020

More mystery with world's largest art heist

Martin “the Viper” Foley said the paintings are in Ireland. Some of the most precious paintings in the world were stolen from a gallery in Boston 30 years ago. A detective believes the best clues to the lost masterpieces lie with his contact, a famous Irish gangster who has disappeared. Martin “the Viper” Foley has dropped out of sight after suggesting that a deal could be reached.
Govaert Flinck’s Landscape with an Obelisk (1638).

'The Concert' by Vermeer is the most valuable painting at over $200m.
$500m of art, including Rembrandt’s 'Storm on the Sea of Galilee' was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in March 1990. The Gardner heist was carried out by two men dressed in police uniforms who overpowered a security guard who had buzzed them in.

The museum initially offered a reward of $5m. In 2017 this was doubled to $10m with an expiration date set to the end of the year.

'A Lady and Gentleman in Black' by Rembrandt, painted in 1633.
30 years after the heist, the empty frames still hang in the Gardner Museum.

'Chez Tortoni' by Manet.