This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

 

Picture provided by the FBI showing the empty frames of missing paintings after the theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Picture provided by the FBI showing the empty frames of missing paintings after the theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Netflix’s latest true crime documentary will revisit the infamous heist at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, an unsolved robbery in which a pair of thieves posing as policemen tied up a night watchmen and made off with 13 masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet, collectively worth an estimated $500 million. There is still a $10 million reward for information leading to the paintings’ return, and it remains the most expensive art theft in US history.

No one has ever been arrested or tried in connection with the case, leading to any number of theories about what really happened and where the paintings are. Both the Italian mafia and the Irish mob are suspected of being involved, and efforts to recover the works have spanned continents.

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