In October, seven works of art worth tens of millions of dollars, by artists ranging from Picasso to Matisse, Gauguin, and Lucian Freud, were stolen from the Kunsthal Rotterdam in Holland at 3 am. Three people have now been arrested in connection with the heist.
The theft was the biggest in more than a decade in the Netherlands, according to the Associated Press. The crime seems to have been heavily pre-planned — the thieves were out of the building just five minutes after alarms sounded. Dutch police have not revealed the identity of the three people arrested, but they report that the paintings remain missing.
Many of the stolen paintings were included in a 20th-anniversary exhibition at the museum, which featured work from the Triton Foundation, a private collection. The full list of missing paintings is:
- Pablo Picasso: “Tête d’Arlequin” (1971)
- Henri Matisse: “la Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune” (1919)
- Claude Monet: “Waterloo Bridge, London” (1901)
- Claude Monet: “Charing Cross Bridge, London” (1901)
- Paul Gauguin: “Femme devant une fenêtre ouverte, dite la Fiancée” (1988)
- Meyer de Haan: “Autoportrait” (circa 1889–91)
- Lucian Freud: “Woman with Eyes Closed” (2002)
Images of the works can be seen in Hyperallergic’s earlier report.
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