The 20th Century's Biggest Art Heists

Even the Mona Lisa was lifted once
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2010 12:15 PM CDT
The 20th Century's Biggest Art Heists
A Louvre employee stole the Mona Lisa from the museum in 1911. He was found with the painting in Italy 2 years later.   (AP Photo/Reunion de Musees Nationaux di Parigi and Journal des Arts)

Yesterday’s massive theft from the Paris Museum of Modern Art is already being called the “heist of the century,” although we have a few years yet to see how it holds up. The Independent looked over the 20th century and compiled a list of 10 major art thefts. View a sampling in the gallery, or for the complete slideshow, click here.
(Read more art heist stories.)

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