Another Art Theft? This Time A Van Gogh
News just broke that early Monday morning, thieves smashed the front door of the Singer Laren Museum, Laren, The Netherlands, and stole Vincent van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring, (1884). The painting was on loan from the Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands.
What makes this even more disturbing is that today (March 30) is van Gogh’s birthday. When will this madness stop?
The whereabouts of Vincent van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884 is still unknown. However, the Singer Laren Museum released video footage of a man breaking into the museum around 3:15 AM on Monday, March 30th, the morning of the vandalizing theft. The museum, which was closed at the time to help stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus, had the glass of its front door smashed with a sledgehammer before the thief made a quick entrance and exit, deliberately targeting the single van Gogh amongst the collection. While over 56 tips have been reported to the authorities, no arrests have been made.
Watch security footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbV8Marh_gc&feature=emb_logo