Tag Archives: stolen art


The Painting is ‘Sleeping with the Snow’

Caravaggio’s painting ‘Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence’ was stolen from a Baroque oratory in Palermo, Sicily, in October 1969. Now a Mafia informant claims the painting, was sold to an art dealer in Switzerland.  This theft has been in the FBI’s list of top ten art crimes, and is considered one of the most […]

Found after 30 years

Stolen De Kooning found after 31 years

‘Woman – Ochre’ was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1985. Police and art historians were not successful in finding the painting until this last weekend. The painting was stolen by a man and woman who arrived at the museum just before opening time. The woman distracted a guard while the […]