Van Gogh painting stolen during Covid-19 lockdown

SwollenGoat

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The Singer Laren Museum is closed due to the coronavirus. Its director, Jan Rudolph de Lorm, told reporters he was "incredibly pissed off" over the theft.



:lol:




how do you sell something like that?

what kind of movie villain BUYS it?

seems a bit of a waste really....................hope its recovered and not damaged.............
 
Jun 4, 2013
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Meh, I don't really give a fuck about famous paintings. We have enough of the pictures online, so it's like a DVD that you copied to the cloud. It's already preserved a million times over. :conf
 

SwollenGoat

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Meh, I don't really give a fuck about famous paintings. We have enough of the pictures online, so it's like a DVD that you copied to the cloud. It's already preserved a million times over. :conf
fail :nono

take your fucking ass to a world class museum like the Boston Fine Arts and tell the internets yer sorry after a couple days looking about

holy jesus fuck help us all :lol:
 

Deebo

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Meh, I don't really give a fuck about famous paintings. We have enough of the pictures online, so it's like a DVD that you copied to the cloud. It's already preserved a million times over. :conf

I've never understood people's fascination with the shitty ones. Like this:





Van Gogh? How about Vincent Van-No!

My kid is 10x the painter this cocksucker was. :bart
 

kf3

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how do you sell something like that?

what kind of movie villain BUYS it?

seems a bit of a waste really....................hope its recovered and not damaged.............
prob stolen on order.

i've heard a couple thieves say they didn't steal art because best result is getting pennies on the dollar for it.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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Always seemed completely fuckin pointless to steal art like this. Unless you're getting paid handsomely by some rich Arab or Sultan to do so.
 
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Well I'm defo in the minority but I think Van Gogh is well overrated. Sure he catches moments that I can see but moments are something most painters see and try to portray.

His use of colours is vibrant and he's got a rushed style plus I think his life struggles add to his brand.

But arts definitely in the eye of of the beholder. I just see far better artists capturing far better moments.

Painters like Constable are in my view a million times better. Both the moment and the quality.

Even then, I quite often wander into art shops when out and about and some of the artwork on display is simply put, stunning. Either mastery artistry brushwork or stunning moments.

Value aside I'd take a giclee print of a Van Gogh and an original canvass from one of these shops that I like anyday.

And I also can get tied up for hours, literally....hours upon hours just browsing Artstation and some of the stuff you see there simply blows your mind. I seriously recommend you go on a visual walk-about to one of those places if you've got time.
 
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May 23, 2013
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Always seemed completely fuckin pointless to steal art like this. Unless you're getting paid handsomely by some rich Arab or Sultan to do so.
Its not stolen in order..

famous art gets stolen most of the times to sell it back to the insurance company

it has happened her before also in Italy painting gets sold back for Around a fourth or a fifth of its value...
 

NSFW

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Well I'm defo in the minority but I think Van Gogh is well overrated. Sure he catches moments that I can see but moments are something most painters see and try to portray.

His use of colours is vibrant and he's got a rushed style plus I think his life struggles add to his brand.

But arts definitely in the eye of of the beholder. I just see far better artists capturing far better moments.

Painters like Constable are in my view a million times better. Both the moment and the quality.

Even then, I quite often wander into art shops when out and about and some of the artwork on display is simply put, stunning. Either mastery artistry brushwork or stunning moments.

Value aside I'd take a giclee print of a Van Gogh and an original canvass from one of these shops that I like anyday.

And I also can get tied up for hours, literally....hours upon hours just browsing Artstation and some of the stuff you see there simply blows your mind. I seriously recommend you go on a visual walk-about to one of those places if you've got time.

I had the fortune to visit the National Art Gallery recently and was blown away just seeing non famous paintings from known historical artists.
 
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