Van Gogh Heist: $6 Million Painting Disappears in Amsterdam

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The art world has suffered what might be the most ambitious heist of 2020 so far. On March 30 Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring” vanished from Singer Laren art hall in Amsterdam, Denmark.

The robbers raided the hall at approximately 3 a.m. by breaking through the entry door’s glass. They quickly grabbed the van Gogh painting and nothing more — a quite obvious sign of premeditation.

Singer Laren has loaned the artwork from the Groninger Museum. Two weeks ago they were forced to put all events on hold due to the COVID-19 precautions.

“…Nuenen in Spring” belongs to a series of oil paintings that Vincent van Gogh created while staying at his father’s Neunen house. Its estimated cost ranges from $1.1 million to $6.6 million.


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