'Proof of Life' for Stolen Van Gogh

June 19 2020

Image of 'Proof of Life' for Stolen Van Gogh

Picture: BBC

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

An art detective looking into the fate of a Van Gogh, stolen from the Singer Laren Museum earlier this year, has received the following pictures from individuals purporting to be in possession of the work.

The photograph features a copy of the New York Times, dated 30 May, and a copy of a book on the convicted art thief Octave 'Okkie' Durham.

This is a sign, it is claimed, that the work has not been destroyed as often happens when offloading stolen artworks doesn't prove as easy as hoped. The work is believed to be valued around €6m.

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