Art Heists and Forgeries

Questions

  1. What was the name of the famous art theft in 1990, where 13 pieces, including works by Vermeer and Rembrandt, were stolen from a museum in Boston?
  2. Which artist’s work, “The Scream,” has been stolen multiple times, most notably from the National Gallery in Oslo in 1994 and the Munch Museum in 2004?
  3. What is the name of the Dutch forger who became famous for selling fake Vermeer paintings to the Nazis during World War II?
  4. Which famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci was stolen from the Louvre in 1911 and recovered two years later?
  5. Who was the British painter and forger known for his fake “Old Masters” that fooled art experts and collectors in the 20th century?
  6. What is the name of the infamous art heist where two thieves dressed as police officers stole $500 million worth of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum?
  7. Which artist’s work was the subject of a high-profile forgery case in the 1980s involving German forger Wolfgang Beltracchi?
  8. What is the name of the 1911 art heist where the Mona Lisa was stolen by an Italian handyman named Vincenzo Peruggia?
  9. Which forger’s trial in 2004 revealed the extent of his sophisticated techniques, leading to his conviction for producing fake British modernist paintings?
  10. What is the name of the famous painting by Johannes Vermeer that was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and remains missing to this day?

Answers

  1. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.
  2. Edvard Munch.
  3. Han van Meegeren.
  4. The Mona Lisa.
  5. Tom Keating.
  6. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.
  7. Max Ernst.
  8. The Mona Lisa heist.
  9. John Myatt.
  10. The Concert.

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