Bond titan Jeffrey Gundlach got a nasty surprise when his stunning art collection was stolen recently.News emerged Monday that he plans to pay one of the highest rewards in history to recover his paintings.
But Gundlach isn’t the only collector to lose his goods.
The FBI has long tracked and documented massive art thefts, including one heist of six works of art collectively worth as much as $300 million.
Almost makes Gundlach’s loss look tiny in comparison.
10) Thousands of historical artifacts were stolen from the Iraq National Museum in March and April 2003. A value was never assigned to the stolen goods. One of the pieces, the statue of King Entemena of Lagash, was recovered on July 25, 2006.
9) Four works of art were stolen from Rio's Museu Chacara do Céu on Feb. 24, 2006. Their total value hasn't been estimated.
4) Two oil paintings by Maxfield Parrish worth about $4 million were stolen from a gallery in West Hollywood, Calif., in July 2002.
1) Thieves stole six works of art, collectively worth as much as $300 million, from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in March 1990.
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