Topic: Paris Museum of Modern Art

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  • Gallery Famous art heists

    Louvre Museum, Paris, 1911, recovered – In one of the most audacious of crimes, not just art thefts, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was swiped from the gallery, shocking the French nation. Italian officials arrested a Vincenzo Perugia, who was intending to sell it and return it to Italy. He was released after just a few months and viewed as a hero in his home country. The painting returned to the Louvre in 1914.

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  • Gallery Famous art heists

    Louvre Museum, Paris, 1911, recovered – In one of the most audacious of crimes, not just art thefts, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci was swiped from the gallery, shocking the French nation. Italian officials arrested a Vincenzo Perugia, who was intending to sell it and return it to Italy. He was released after just a few months and viewed as a hero in his home country. The painting returned to the Louvre in 1914.

  • Paris art heist: The chances of recovery aren't good

    Paris art heist: The chances of recovery aren't good

    Finding stolen artwork can take decades, and a fraction of works are recovered. In the Paris art heist, five paintings – including a Picasso and a Matisse – were stolen Thursday from a museum.

  • Big Paris art heist: Works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stolen

    Big Paris art heist: Works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stolen

    Paris art heist: Five paintings, including works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, were stolen overnight from a Paris museum by a lone masked thief.

  • In Paris in spring, thoughts turn to ... the art show

    Global News Blog In Paris in spring, thoughts turn to ... the art show

    Like a business rediscovering its core competency, the city of light has seen the opening of no fewer than 12 major exhibitions in recent weeks.