Art Buzz March 19, 2013: A New Effort in Boston to Catch 1990 Art Heist Thieves

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A New Effort in Boston to Catch 1990 Art Thieves

Source: NYT, 3-19-13

“La Sortie de Pesage,” by Degas, was one of the paintings taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which provided the image of the stolen work.

The bureau said it believed it had figured out who pulled off a famous theft of 13 works of art, valued at up to $500 million, from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum….READ MORE

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Art Buzz June 20, 2012: FBI returns $5 million of historic art & artifacts to Polish Museum of America

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FBI returning stolen art to Polish museum

Source: Chicago Tribune, 6-20-12

The FBI says it is returning more than 120 stolen artifacts, worth a total of about $5 million, to the Polish Museum of America.

The artifacts disappeared from the museum in the 1970s or 1980s and were found last year at a home on the Northwest Side, according to the FBI.

Among the items are 18th and 19th-century documents, rare prints and sketches, Nazi propaganda from World War II and military medals. The documents include letters to and from Polish kings, a French emperor and American Revolutionary War heroes….READ MORE