FBI Top 10 ART Crimes: #7 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals 3A & 3B were created by Maxfield Parrish in 1916. They are part of a set of four wall panels originally commissioned by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney for her home in New York.

By July, 2002 the murals were on display in a museum in West Hollywood, California. On the weekend of the 27th and 28th someone bore a hole through the roof and stole the two panels. The two missing panels are priced at $2.5 million a piece, but without the entire collection the price is drastically diminished.

If you have any information please call 1-800-CALLFBI

Photo credit:

Federal Bureau of Investigation Art Crime Team, Public Domain, via Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) @ https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/art-theft/fbi-top-ten-art-crimes/theft-of-gertrude-vanderbilt-whitney-murals

 

 

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Synova Cantrell is a true crime writer, fiction writer, and children’s book author. As a freelance journalist, her works could be seen online at ehow.com, livestrong.com/lifestyle, hubpages.com, and amykitchenerfdn.org and in five regional publications. Deeply concerned with illiteracy in America’s youth, Synova took her children’s book The Sleepy Little Sun and spoke in schools state-wide about the importance of reading. As a motivational speaker, Synova has encouraged fellow writers at local conferences, presided over a local writers’ guild, and spoke at writing workshops. For more information of her many projects log on to www.synovaink.com

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