Officers I swear I'm not the person your looking for... Hey what are you doing ?!?! Why are you handcuffing me? Fine, it's fine we'll sit in the basement until you figure out what happened.
Heh heh. Okay, let's put them in the basement and then go get the art. We're hitting three different rooms: the Blue room, the Dutch room, and the Short gallery.
This is the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston. This museum is famous for housing many different historical pieces of art that was done by famous artists like Rembrandt, Manet, and more.
The Blue Room and Short Room
Chez Tortoni Manet
This is the story depicting the day that in 81 minutes 13 paintings disappeared from the walls of the Isabella Stewart Gardener museum ... never to be seen again.
The Dutch Room
Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee Rembrandt
The Concert Vermeer
In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990 our two thieves made their way into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, disguised as police officers. Both thieves had darks eyes and dark hair, and were in their mid 30's. The two fooled the guards by claiming that they had a warrant to arrest one guard, so they took the two guards in the basement and tied them up.
Side of the Gallery
The thieves first went to the blue room, where they stole the "Chez Tortoni" by Manet. This painting was the only painting stolen from the blue room with the frame, which was put in the chair of the security director. The second room they stole from was the Short Room. Five works on paper by Edgar Degas and a broke eagle finial were stolen from the room with the frames.
The Blue Room
Where are we gonna put that frame? Aha! The security director.
The Short Room
Alright let's take all of these, they look valuable.
The last room that the thieves stole from was the Dutch Room. The thieves stole a 12th Century Chinese Gu, and works that were done by Rembrandt, like "Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee". The painting "The Concert" by Vermeer was also stolen, and that painting is said to be the most valuable stolen painting, and even object in the world.
Oof! This one's pretty heavy. Do we have to take the frames?
The Dutch Room
Gu - 12th Century China
No leave the frames! We don't need them. Ugh, I'm glad I'm taking the real valuables here. Jeez. Let's go it's already been an hour.
The thieves smashed and cut through the security measures around the paintings, and took 13 of them, without the frames. The thieves then took the paintings outside to a waiting car and made their getaway. The Boston heist still remains unsolved, but the FBI is hoping that new forensic technology will catch the thieves from 25 years ago.
Yeah yeah yeah, let's just get outta here alright. The FBI will never get us!
Wahoo! 81 minutes. That has to be a record somewhere. We're RICH!