August 16, 2011 |
An L.A. County Sheriff's official confirmed Tuesday that deputies recovered a stolen Rembrandt from the pastor's office of an Episcopal church in Encino. The Rembrandt sketch stolen Saturday night from the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey was recovered Monday night from Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church in the 17100 block of Ventura Boulevard , said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. Investigators were still trying to determine how it found its way into the office of Father Mike Cooper and to verify whether it is an authentic Rembrandt.
March 20, 1990 |
A dozen priceless works of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum early Sunday morning were not insured against theft, a museum spokesman confirmed Monday. "They were insured against damages," said Barry Wanger, a spokesman for the collection housed in an Italianate villa. "But not against theft."
March 19, 1990 |
Thieves disguised as policemen talked their way into a leading art museum early Sunday and stole 11 paintings, including major works by Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and Vermeer, FBI and museum officials said. The value of the missing works, which also included an ancient Chinese beaker, was "in the hundreds of millions of dollars," said Karen Haas, acting curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
March 20, 1990 |
The wood-paneled offices are tucked away on the fourth floor of the Explorers Club in Manhattan--a nice bit of symbolism--and serve as a central clearing house in the international search for stolen art. When the phone rang on Monday, it was no surprise that the FBI was on the other end of the line.
April 25, 1991 |
Getty Gets New Curator: Deborah Gribbon, the J. Paul Getty Museum's associate director for curatorial affairs since 1986, has been appointed the museum's associate director and chief curator. Before coming to the Getty, Gribbon spent eight years as curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
May 4, 1990 |
America's Most Wanted Artworks: The television show "America's Most Wanted" will broadcast a re-enactment of the theft of artworks from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as part of the effort to solve the $200-million crime. At the urging of the FBI, museum officials allowed camera crews on Monday to re-create the March 18 crime, using actors to play the thieves and museum guards, and enlarged photographs of the artworks made from museum slides.