Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam - Incidents - Art Theft

Art Theft

On 20 May 1988, the first and only art theft from the Stedelijk took place. The three paintings Vase with Carnations (1886) by Vincent van Gogh, Street in Nevers (1874) by Johan Jongkind, and Still life with bottles and apples by Paul Cézanne were stolen during a break in. On 31 May 1988, all three painting were recovered undamaged by the police, while they pretended to be buyers. The thief was arrested and convicted.

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