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Life Imitates Art

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A post for my blog went free-range on me and ended up on Criminal Element. It’s a true-crime story that may sound a mite familiar if you know what The Collection is about:

“In December 2002, two burglars broke into the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They didn’t use helicopters or lasers or any of the stuff art thieves use in the movies; they climbed a fifteen-foot ladder to the roof and got into the second floor (European first floor), where the main display halls are. They tripped alarms, but the police didn’t respond. When they busted a window and slid down a rope to get to the ground, they had souvenirs: two van Gogh oils…”

Find out what happened next on Criminal Element.