Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Van Gogh Painting Stolen?

I found an article on how Vincent van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers" painting was stolen from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo, Egypt about a month ago. The painting is worth 50 million dollars and it has been stolen from same museum before. Officials say that the thieves stood on a couch and cut the painting out of frame. The museum building is aged and has horrible security as a result. You have to be crazy to steal something like this but they apparently got away with it. As far as I can tell they are still searching for the painting. Good luck to them. I wonder how the thief actually gets money for the painting. They cannot just walk up to someone to sell it for $50 million or more. It reminds me of one of my favorite shows recently, White Collar. If you have not seen it, look for the first season and start watching. 

Here is a photograph of the painting provided by the museum:

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