Most expensive art heists worldwide as of February 2013

The statistic presents data on the most expensive art heists worldwide as of February 2013. As of February 2013, the most expensive art heist to take place occurred in 1911 when Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," worth 743 million U.S. dollars, was stolen from the Musee de Louvre in Paris. It was later found in Italy and returned to the Louvre in 1913.

Most expensive art heists worldwide as of February 2013

Value of art stolen in million U.S. dollars
Musee de Louvre, Paris (1911)743
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (1990)*400
Foundation E.G. Buhrle, Zurich (2008)162.5
Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna (1940s)135
Musee d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2010)123
Munch Museum, Oslo (2004)110
Czartoryski Museum, Krakow (1940s)100
Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Cairo (2010)55
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (2002)30
San Lorenzo Church, Palermo (1969)20
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Source

Release date

February 2013

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of February 2013

Supplementary notes

* The source provided a range of 300-500 million U.S. dollars, of which a median of 400 million U.S. dollars has been taken.

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