Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Found In Raid 14 Years Later

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Two Vincent Van Gogh paintings missing since 2002 have been found!

The paintings – stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – were recovered in Italy.

Anti-Mafia police in Naples found the paintings during a raid at a notorious Italian drug boss’ home. The raid was part of a crackdown against a Camorra crime clan suspected of cocaine trafficking.

Axel Ruger (C), Director of the Van Gogh museum poses next to two recently recovered stolen paintings by late Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh entitled "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen" (L) and "The Beach At Scheveningen During A Storm" (R). (MARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Axel Ruger (C), Director of the Van Gogh museum poses next to two recently recovered stolen paintings by late Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh entitled “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen” (L) and “The Beach At Scheveningen During A Storm” (R).
(MARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Museum officials said the paintings were found without their frames. While they were in “relatively good condition,” they do show “some damage.”

The two painting have a price tag of about $4 million each.

It’s said the two paintings were the 1882 work “Seascape at Scheveningen” and a later work, “Congregation leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen.”

 

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