FBI’s Top 10 ART Crimes: #4 Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius

 

This crime is most heartbreaking. While one of the world’s greatest violinists lay dying in October, 1995, a cruel thief slipped a hidden key from it’s discreet location and unlocked the closet door where Erica Morini, 91, kept her most treasured possession; a Davidoff Stradivarius estimated to be worth more than $3.5 million. The violin was made in 1727 by the famous Antonio Stradivari.

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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-the-davidoff-morini-stradivarius

 

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