|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Saturday, November 17, 2018
|Egypt Deputy Minister, Mohsen Shalaan, Detained Over Van Gogh Theft |
A guard walks at the gate of Mahmud Khalil Modern Art Museum in Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2010. A Van Gogh painting worth an estimated $55 million was stolen from a Cairo museum on Saturday and after reporting it had been recovered, the state news agency quoted a minister as saying it was still missing. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih.
CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's state news agency reports the country's top prosecutor has ordered a four-day detention of the deputy culture minister over the theft of a Vincent van Gogh painting.
Thieves made off with the canvas, known by the titles of "Poppy Flowers" and "Vase with Flowers," on Saturday from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo. None of the museum's alarms and only seven of 43 surveillance cameras were working at the time of the robbery.
On Monday, General Prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud ordered the four-day-detention of Deputy Culture Minister Mohsen Shalaan, along with four security guards. He accused them of neglect and professional delinquency, according to Egypt's Middle East News Agency.
No formal charges have been filed.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.
Egypt Bars Officials from Travel Over Art Theft: Report/B>
CAIRO (REUTERS).-Egypt's general prosecutor has blocked nine Culture Ministry officials from travel as part of an inquiry into the theft of a Van Gogh painting worth an estimated $55 million, a state-owned newspaper said on Monday.
The painting, known as "Poppy Flower" according to an Arabic statement, was stolen on Saturday from Cairo's Mahmoud Khalil Museum, home to one of the Middle East's finest collections of 19th- and 20th-century art.
Fine arts specialist Ezz el-Din Naguib, speaking in a programme on state television, said the painting had also been stolen in the late 1970s but was recovered 10 years later.
An early investigation at the museum showed "flagrant shortcomings" in security with only 7 of 43 security cameras functioning properly, the state daily al-Ahram reported, without giving further details.
Officials were not immediately available to comment.
The museum houses works assembled by Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil, a politician who died in 1953, including paintings by Gauguin, Monet, Manet and Renoir, as well as the Dutch post-Impressionist master Van Gogh.
(Reporting by Alexander Dziadosz and Marwa Awad)
August 23, 2010
Pomeranian State Museum to Open Exhibition by Three Masters of German Romanticism
Painting by Egon Schiele Stolen by Nazis Back in Austrian Museum
Billionaire Eli Broad Chooses Los Angeles Site for Art Museum
Egypt Deputy Minister, Mohsen Shalaan, Detained Over Van Gogh Theft
Apply Yourself to Impressionist Gardens with New iPhone App
Large Scale Etchings 1981-1990 by Richard Serra at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie
The Whitney to Present Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time
New Exhibition of African Art at the Dallas Museum of Art
Faulty Alarms Blamed for Van Gogh Theft at Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Egypt
Japanese Art Dealers Association Announces Asia Week Exhibitions
Park Avenue Armory Welcomes Yoshitomo Nara + YNG for Open Studio
Craftsman Seeks to Save Millennium-Old World of Chinese Lead Type
European Masterpieces Opening Soon at the Royal Academy of Arts
Countdown to Auctions America Debut in Auburn
Chinati Foundation Names Dr. Thomas Kellein as Director
Art Fair Tokyo Announces New Organizational Structure
VIP Art Fair: The First Art Fair to Launch in January Exclusively Online
Anne Noble: At the End of the Earth Opens at Stills Gallery in Sydney
Resounding Success at this Year's Art Nocturne Knocke
LA Unveils $578M School, Costliest in the Nation, Fine Art Murals Included
Group Exhibition of 8 Korean Media Artists to Open at Gallery Hyundai
New Orleans to Remember Hurricane Katrina with Richard Misrach Exhibition
New Installation by Trenton Doyle Hancock Takes Over the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- TEFAF New York Fall 2018 opens to strong attendance and robust sales
2.- Christie's announces auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online Auction
3.- French court finds Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism
4.- Papers of the exiled Stuart kings published online for the first time
5.- New exhibition explores relationship between British and Russian royal dynasties
6.- Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults
7.- Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies present...The Dark Side of Hollywood
8.- Hopper, de Kooning, Gorky and Stella hit new auction records in New York
9.- Old Master? Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art
10.- Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagi
Van Gogh did not kill himself, he was murdered, claims new book;museum unconvinced
Vincent van Gogh: The Letters Available Again in a Limited Number of Copies
Arnulf Rainer on Vincent van Gogh: Exhibition in Vincent van GoghHuis
Eleven Egyptian Officials to Be Tried in Van Gogh Theft
Six-Month Restoration Ends of Vincent Van Gogh's "Bedroom"
Six-Month Restoration Ends of Vincent Van Gogh's "Bedroom"
Egypt Culture Chief, Farouk Hosni, Sleepless Over Van Gogh Theft
Van Gogh Museum Announces Naturalism in Art with the Exhibition Illusions of Reality
Van Gogh Museum Wins Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award for the Van Gogh Letters Project
Van Gogh Museum Acquires Exciting Painting by Louis Anquetin
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.