4 van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Cézanne paintings stolen

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“Poppies near Vetheuil” (1879), by Claude Monet was one of the four stolen paintings.

“ZURICH — Three men wearing ski masks walked into a private museum here in daylight, grabbed four 19th-century masterpieces, tossed them into a van and sped off, pulling off one of the largest and most audacious art robberies of all time. It was the second multimillion-dollar art heist in Switzerland in less than a week.”

At Zurich Museum, a Theft of 4 Masterworks
UTA HARNISCHFEGER and NICHOLAS KULISH February 12, 2008 New York Times

Posted by: Tanya

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