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It was the biggest art heist in American history. Half a billion dollars’ worth of paintings snatched from the walls of a Boston gallery ... That was sixteen years ago. Since then teams of FBI agents have worked on the case. Art of the Heist: The World’s Biggest Heist
Isabella Stewart became the centre of an elite artistic circle. ibid.
Two thousand five hundred art works in all. ibid.
Among the collection was The Concert by Vermeer. ibid.
None of it was insured. ibid.
The two men appear to be wearing police uniforms. ibid.
The three Rembrandts they took were priceless. One was The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. ibid.
At 2.28 a.m. after nearly an hour of plundering the thieves returned to the security desk on the ground floor with their booty. ibid.
The thieves did not wear masks. ibid.
The thieves never ventured up to the third floor of the gallery when Titian’s Europa, the museum’s most valuable treasure, still hangs untouched. ibid.
The letter writer was never heard from again. ibid.
Nearly thirty years ago seven paintings, including a priceless Cezanne, were stolen from a private collection in America. Art of the Heist: Chasing Cezanne
Two men knocked on the door of the museum and they were dressed as policemen. There were two guards on duty who let them in, and who were then tied up. These are the most valuable pictures which have been stolen in one crime, and they haven’t been recovered. Julian Radcliffe OBE, Art Loss Register
On 18th March 1990 a pair of daring art thieves set their sights on $200 million of art in a poorly protected museum. It was the largest art robbery in American history. And one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Robberies of the Century
$200M of art stolen in picture-perfect heist. Boston Herald headline
In June last year I got a tip-off from a reliable source promising to take me on a journey to recover paintings stolen from the world’s biggest art theft, works that so far have been missing for thirty years. Thirteen works of art including three Rembrandts and a Vermeer were stolen. Their value is now estimated at around $1 billion. The Billion Dollar Art Hunt, John Wilson reporting, BBC 2020
Does a violent Irish gangsta hold the solution to a thirty-year mystery? ibid.
Boston St Patrick’s Day 1990 when two men approach the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, the finest in Boston, just after midnight … The two thieves in Boston stayed allegedly 81 minutes to chose their pieces. ibid.
A Boston museum with over $1 billion in priceless paintings. The site of one of the largest art thefts in history. Despite security precautions the thieves walk right in. Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan s1e8: The Gardner Museum Heist, History 2023
Soon there are multiple suspects and a trail of dead bodies. ibid.
A gem of a target thanks to its peerless collection of old masters. ibid.
‘Why didn’t they take more?’ ibid.