Henri Matisse

Police investigating art heist probe tips

Forensic experts dust the inside of a back door for fingerprints at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Police investigating a multimillion euro art heist say they are following up several tips from the public, a day after thieves grabbed seven paintings from the walls of a Rotterdam gallery and vanished into the night.

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 8:50pm

Picasso and Monet paintings among seven stolen in Rotterdam raid

Monet's Waterloo Bridge, London

Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum yesterday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse, potentially worth hundreds of millions of euros.

Police haven't said how they pulled it off, but an expert who tracks stolen art said the robbers knew what they were after.

17 Oct 2012 - 5:46am

Big art heist at Dutch museum

The white spot on the wall marks the gap left by one of the stolen paintings in the Kunsthal museum, Rotterdam, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Several paintings have been stolen from a museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam that was exhibiting works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh.

State news agency NOS said a Matisse painting called “The Reading Girl” was taken during the heist, which according to the police took place late on Monday, or in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

16 Oct 2012 - 6:04pm

Master strokes

Amedeo Modigliani's Portrait of Manuel Humbert is expected to fetch US$4-6 million at a Sotheby's auction of Impressionist and modern art next month. The Modigliani is one of four masterpieces in Hong Kong for a private preview. Another is Le Grand Canal by Claude Monet, estimated to bring US$12-16 million.

13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Master works on display

Nicholas Maclean, Christie's international director for impressionist and modern art, shows Les Marguerites by Henri Matisse, one of 16 impressionist and modern masterpieces on view at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Central today and tomorrow. The paintings will later go under the hammer at Christie's auctions in New York and London.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am


Clementine Chan is one of Hong Kong's most celebrated painters. Her works include The Four Seasons postcards and many other stunning paintings of elongated figures amid a solitary landscape. Here she reveals her five favourite painters.

Vincent van Gogh

4 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Mean streets museum

THE RIDE ON THE 7-Train subway through the borough of Queens had long been one of the least pleasant in New York. Dissecting Long Island City, one of the Big Apple's toughest and poorest neighbourhoods, the train passes through the abandoned smokestacks, overgrown railway yards, empty offices and burned-out stores of an industrial zone in chronic decline.

8 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

The Ultimate Trip

Vanessa Yeung model and former winner of 'Elite Model Look of the Year'

To sight see:

Nice, France

30 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Combining other ideas

CHINESE 20th century painting was greatly influenced by the political upheavals that shook the nation in that period.

Following the collapse of the Manchu empire, the Japanese occupation, the rise of communism and the establishment of the Republic of China in 1949, there were two opposing views on which direction Chinese painting should take.

27 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Metropolitan's shop 'must' for art lovers

LOVERS of art will appreciate paintings, sculptures and books on art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop in Prince's Building.

It has a large collection of modern masterpieces reproduced from originals. There is something for everyone.

11 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

First impressions

Great French Paintings from the Barnes Collection Little, Brown $680 THIS book contains a selection of the most celebrated French paintings spanning a period of some 100 years bought by the American collector Dr Albert C. Barnes.

23 Oct 1993 - 12:00am