Kate Brown: Artnet
Three thieves stole a landscape by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Dorotheum‘s Vienna auction house, swiftly removing it from its frame on Monday evening before slipping out of the building undetected. The 1895 study of a coastal landscape was taken in what the Vienna police think was a professional heist. They are searching for the missing painting and the suspects, who are still at large.
Titled Golfe, Mer, Falaises Vertes, the lesser-known work by Renoir was valued at between €120,000 and €160,000 ($135,379 to $180,505). It was due to be auctioned on Wednesday evening in Vienna’s most prestigious auction house’s Modern art sale. …Read More
Pictured: Visitor look at antique paintings in Vienna’s Dorotheum. Photo: Samual Kubani/AFP/Getty Images