America’s Biggest Art Heist 25 Years on

It’s 25 years since Rembrandt’s Storm (amongst other artworks) was taken in an art heist from The Gardner museum in Boston. Throughout those years Tom Mashberg has had his fair share of theories on the locations of the painting – this piece on The NY Times tries to piece together the various threads. The heist remains the biggest theft of art in American history with the artworks stolen coming in at around $500 million. A few have claimed run ins with some of the stolen paintings over the years, but it’s very difficult to verify the facts. All in all there’s something pretty cool about this piece with its gangland connections and great photos. The shots of the missing space for the Rembrandt and the security guard post-heist are especially cool.