https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/FeaturedStormSeaofGalilee.png 712 1061 Catherine Saunders-Watson https://www.liveauctioneers.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ACN-logo-2019-2.png Catherine Saunders-Watson2016-10-03 16:53:572016-10-04 12:15:06No Deathbed Confession Expected Re: Gardner Art Heist, Italian Police Recover Van Goghs, and More Fresh News
No Deathbed Confession Expected Re: Gardner Art Heist, Italian Police Recover Van Goghs, and More Fresh News
News and updates from around the arts and auction community:
- On March 18, 1990, two intruders posing as police officers stole artworks valued at $500 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The last living “person of interest” in the baffling, 26-year-old case is said to be in failing health … but does he know anything, and will he talk? [Read more from the Boston Globe]
- Housing is expensive in France – but there’s a new alternative to consider: the slammer. The French finance ministry’s website is offering for sale a late-19th-century prison that “needs renovating.” Apparently there are quite a few such prisons available, since French law forbids demolishing protected buildings. [Read more from AFP via Art Daily]
- Italian police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking found two unexpected surprises hidden in a farmhouse near Naples: two Van Gogh paintings that vanished in a 2002 nighttime heist at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. [Read more from the Van Gogh Museum]
- Sarah Palin made a tidy $525,000 profit by flipping her vacation home in Arizona. The multi-level stucco house sits on 4.4 walled and gated area in Scottsdale’s horse country. Nicer than you might have expected? [Read more from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com
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