Clockwise from Top Left, Monet’s “Poppies” , Van Gogh’s “Chestnuts in Bloom”, Cezanne’s “Boy in Red Jacket” and Degas’ “Count Lepic and Daughters” courtesy of BBC
Zurich, Switzerland – A gang of masked men threatened a security guard with a pistol and proceeded to steal 4 extremely valuable works of art: “Poppies” by Claude Monet, “Chestnuts in Bloom” by Vincent Van Gogh, “Boy in Red Jacket” by Paul Cezanne and “Count Lepic and Daughters” by Edgar Degas. The four combined paintings have an estimated value of $160 million. The paintings are supposedly so famous they will be nearly impossible to sell on the black market. Strangely another major art crime occured last Wednesday when two other masterpieces were stolen from another Zurich Museum.
Gang Robs Zurich of Top Paintings [BBC]
Robbers Steal $163mm worth of Art in Zurich [Associated Press]
Zurich Gang Grabs $163mm Art Haul from Museum [Bloomberg]
Paintings worth £47 million stolen in Zurich[Telegraph]