19 March 2013

Check your attics for the Gardner Heist paintings

A long, long time ago I reviewed a book called THE GARDNER HEIST about a famous unsolved art theft at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Yesterday, police announced that they have identified the thieves and are hoping the Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas and other priceless works can be compelled to be returned:
"The F.B.I. was starting a publicity campaign to focus attention on the paintings in the hopes of garnering leads from the public and possibly from acquaintances of the thieves, anyone who may have glimpsed one of the paintings over a mantel, say, or in an attic. In addition to the paintings, the stolen cache included a Chinese bronze beaker and a finial from the top of a pole support for a Napoleonic silk flag."
Passive voice denotes skepticism there, but I'm excited that some of them may be recovered.

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