April 27, 2021

Episode 203 Artful Crimes, Volume 2: The Van Gogh Museum Heist

Episode 203 Artful Crimes, Volume 2: The Van Gogh Museum Heist

In 2002, two paintings were stolen from The Van Gogh Museum worth $30 million dollars. The investigation into this crime would involve law enforcement in several countries. Special investigators in both art crimes and organized crime units would also...


In 2002, two paintings were stolen from The Van Gogh Museum worth $30 million dollars. The investigation into this crime would involve law enforcement in several countries. Special investigators in both art crimes and organized crime units would also be brought in to solve the case of the missing Van Goghs.

Resources:

Documentary: Stealing Van Gogh (2018), Julian Hendy, Director.

“How 20 Stolen Van Gogh Paintings were Recovered” by Erik Shilling for Atlas Obscura, Sept. 30, 2016.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-20-stolen-van-gogh-paintings-were-recovered-35-minutes-after-a-heist

“As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All” by Nina Siegal for The New York Times, Mar 19, 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/arts/design/van-gogh-museum-theft-octave-dunham.html

“Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra Clan”. Posted on Gangsters, Inc., Mar 21, 2017.
https://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/italian-police-bust-drug-trafficking-camorra-clan-and-retrieve-st

“How Two Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Made it Home After a 14-Year Saga” by Isaac Kaplan for Artsy.Net, Mar 21, 2017.
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-two-stolen-van-gogh-paintings-made-14-year-saga

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