Friday, January 18, 2008

Selfish



The Concert, 1660 by Johannes Vermeer, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (stolen 1990).

The FBI has a website which lists stolen art and gives a description of the crime. More often than not, when notorious works like the ones taken from the Gardner Museum are stolen, they are "requests" from collectors who will never try to sell or publicly display the artwork in their possession.

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Anonymous Amanda said...

The painting in the background on the right is actually across the street from the ISG museum at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Called The Procuess, it remains on view despite the theft of the Vermeer that inspired its purchase.

link: http://www.mfa.org/collections/search_art.asp?recview=true&id=33414&coll_keywords=procuress&coll_accession=&coll_name=&coll_artist=&coll_place=&coll_medium=&coll_culture=&coll_classification=&coll_credit=&coll_provenance=&coll_location=&coll_has_images=&coll_on_view=&coll_sort=0&coll_sort_order=0&coll_package=0&coll_start=1

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