Monday, 11 February 2008

Zurich Gallery Robbed

It looks as though the Mafia are having a winter break in Switzerland. Last Wednesday they nicked two Picassos from a museum in Pfaeffikon (CLICK). Yesterday they robbed an anonymous Zurich gallery at gunpoint and escaped with three Impressionist paintings and a work by Van Gogh. (When is BBC News going to figure out that Van Gogh wasn't an Impressionist?) The stolen works are:
1 Paul Cezanne's Boy in a Red Waistcoat (1888)
2 Vincent Van Gogh's Chestnut in Bloom (1890)
3 Claude Monet's Poppies near Vetheuil (1879)
4 Degas' Count Lepic and his Daughters (1871).
Despite its lack of artistic merit, this haul could be worth more than £47m ($91m). Click the title link for more.


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