Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Kunsthal Heist

Lucian Freud's Woman with Eyes Closed is one of seven paintings stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The break-in took place early this morning at around 03:00am (02:00 BST). The Kunsthal is showing the Triton Foundation collection of more than 150 works by avant-garde artists, most of it junk but expensive junk worth many millions. This is the first time the entire collection has been on public display! Dutch police say the Kunsthal's alarm system is supposed to be state of the art, but the thieves got in and out before the police arrived (CLICK). The Telegraph has posted a slide show of the stolen paintings. Brace yourself to view overpriced tripe: CLICK.


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