Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Goya Stolen in USA

Goya - Children with a Cart (1778)Francisco de Goya's Children with a Cart (1778) has been stolen near Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, while being transported between museums: the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, which owns the work. Believe it or not, this painting is insured for a piddling $1m (£527,977)! The insurer is offering a reward of $50,000 (£26,395) for information leading to its recovery. When you think of the insane prices being paid for "modern art" rubbish, this masterpiece is a snip at $1m. The insurance company must be laughing at such a tiny payout. Somebody at the Toledo should be sacked.


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