FBI Top Ten Art Crimes: #8

The Carnival Heist – Rio De Janeiro (Feb, 2006)

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While Brazilians danced in the streets and partied, four well-armed gunmen broke into the Chacara do Ceu museum. It was a scene right out of Hollywood. They forced the employees to disconnect the alarm system, mugged a few tourists, and danced out into the Carnival with four paintings worth $20 million.

Here is a listing of the stolen artworks:

  • Claude Monet, 1880-1890, Marine
  • Pablo Picasso, 1956, Dance
  • Salvador Dali, 1929, Two Balconies
  • Henri Matisse, 1905, Luxembourg Garden

The thieves also stole a book by Pablo Picasso titled, “Toros.” Eleven years have past and the FBI is still searching for these items. If you have any information please contact your local FBI office.

For more information, or to view the other stolen artwork check out these links:

 

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/art-theft/fbi-top-ten-art-crimes/theft-museu-chacara-do-ceu-rio-de-janeiro

 

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