Art History in the News: Van Gogh ‘Poppy Flowers’ painting valued at $50 million stolen in Egypt still missing – National International Headlines (Found this via Gawker)

 

Van Gogh ‘Poppy Flowers’ painting valued at $50 million stolen in Egypt still missing – National International Headlines.

More information from the Associated Press:

“CAIRO — Egypt’s top prosecutor says security lapses are to blame for the theft of a Vincent van Gogh painting from a Cairo museum.

Prosecutor general Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud says none of the alarms and only seven out of 43 surveillance cameras at the Mahmoud Khalil Museum were functioning Saturday when the painting was stolen.”

“Egypt’s culture ministry said Saturday that police had recovered the painting from an Italian couple at Cairo airport. But it later backtracked, saying the statement was based on false information and that the search for the painting continues.”

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