17 Oct 2012

Hundreds of millions in artwork stolen from Dutch museum

Thieves broke into the Rotterdam Museum the morning of October 10 and walked out with an estimated hundreds of millions of dollars worth of artwork from Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse.

The theft serves as a good reminder to many to place their valuables in storage to protect from being stolen, whether their worth millions or not.

“Those thieves got one hell of a haul,” Chris Marinello, director of the Art Loss Register, told the Associated press.

The stolen paintings were Pablo Picasso’s 1971 Harlequin Head; Claude Monet’s 1901 Waterloo Bridge, London and Charing Cross Bridge, London; Henri Matisse’s 1919 Reading Girl in White and Yellow; Paul Gauguin’s 1898 Girl in Front of Open Window; Meyer de Haan’s Self-Portrait, around 1890, and Lucian Freud’s 2002 work Woman with Eyes Closed.

Marinello told the news source that thieves have a few options: They could blackmail the museum, insurance company or owners, or sell the paintings on the black market, for far less than the money the artwork would get at an auction.

Self storage can be a smart way to hang on to valuable items without taking up room in a house or apartment. For Toronto storage solutions, there's no better than Jiffy Self Storage. Those interested in self storage should check out the affordable rates on Jiffy's website, where they can also enter to win a free iPad 3.

Be Sociable, Share!

Related Articles [3]

4 Tips For Fireproof Document Storage

March 3rd, 2017
We all have valuables that we would be devastated to lose in a fire. Some of them are keepsakes, some of them are worth a lot of money and some of them are important legal...

Why It's Important To Get Your Winter Tires

December 20th, 2016
As soon as temperatures drop below seven degrees Celsius, it's time to swap out your all-weather, or your summer, or whatever tires you have on your car and opt for winter...

2 Tips For Choosing The Right Packing Supplies

February 12th, 2016
Having a pre-prepared list of all of the packing supplies you will need to move your belongings into a storage unit or a new home will make the move much less stressful. For...

Leave a Comment






Essential SSL