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Top 10 Most Expensive Stolen Artworks in the World

Expensive Stolen Artworks
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Everyone loves paintings and these are very beautiful as well. Paintings are the best thing which can be displayed at anywhere and change the whole look of the place. Mostly paintings are considered to complete the whole look of a place. There are many artists in the whole world who are famous for their paintings and have made remarkable pieces of art in the world. Their paintings are the true way to express the feelings or situations of someone and are loved by the people as well. Mostly people are willing to spend millions on purchasing those paintings and make their places more lavish and stylish as well. Some people purchase expensive paintings to maintain their status in the society and to show off others as well. Some pieces of this master art are also stolen in the world which will be discussed in this article. Some very precious and expensive artworks are stolen by some people which are big loss of art in the world.
The following are top 10 famous art paintings that were stolen in the world:

10. Adoration of the Mystic Lamb:

List of Top Ten Most Expensive Stolen Artworks in the WorldIt was very old artwork that was off about 1432. It was made on the request of German Soldiers, and they love this depiction. It is also famous with the name of Ghent Altarpiece. At the time of Hitler, he wanted his display this picture at the Disney Castle. But then it was stolen, and now this ancient portrayal is displayed in Belgium. But one panel of this beautiful image is still missing and cannot be found in the world. It was very beautiful depiction and more looks like a picture rather than a depiction.

9. Jacob de Gheyn III:

Top Ten Most Expensive Stolen Artworkd in the WorldIt is a portrait, not an art painting. The size of this picture is almost 12 by 10 inches. It was the portrait of the son of Canon if Utrecht but was its painting. It is very old depiction. The most amazing fact about this image is that it has been stolen for almost 4 times, which no other art work has faced. It is more famous in the world with the name of Takeaway Rembrandt because of its stolen stories. People are not sure that this picture might be stolen again in future. Now it is has been hidden in the picture gallery of London to protect it.

8. The Scream, Edvard Munch:

Top Ten Expensive Stolen Artworks in the WorldThis specific depiction was about a horror incident. In this portrayal, a skull is shown with a long chin and has wide horror eyes to give a horror look as a whole. It was inspired by a horror film and the craze of Halloween at that time and became more famous among the people. It was the first choice of many thieves. Recently in 2004 it was stolen and was paid almost $150 million to get it recovered after two years. Now this image is displayed in the museum of Norway.

7. Boy in the Red West:

Top 10 Most ExpensiveStolen Artworks in the WorldIf we talk about the last trends, this famous is not very famous in the world than all other paintings in the list. In past, the total value of this painting was estimated almost $109 million. It is very ordinary painting in which there is a boy who was wearing a red waistcoat. But this ordinary painting was very famous at that time and was stolen last in 2008. About three main paintings were stolen in which this painting was also included. The total price of all those paintings was almost $300 million. Now this painting is in Switzerland under tight security.

6. Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci:

List of Top 10 Most Expensive Artworks in the WorldMona Lisa is a very famous personality in the whole world. It was the portrait of Mona Lisa which was more known in the world because it was stolen. The cleaning staff of the gallery has purloin this. Then the image was found after almost 2 years during the whole time it was continuously in the news for it. Now this portrayal is displayed at the gallery of France.

5. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals:

Top Five Most Expensive Artworks in the WorldIt is also very old picture of about 1914. This depiction was done by a very famous painter called Maxfield Parrish who painted it for Gertrude`s Empire. In 2002, this painting was stolen from the Empire by cutting it from the frame. The total value of this painting was almost $ 4 million. It was considered that this purloin mural was the most expensive artwork ever stolen in the world at that time.

4. View of the Sea at Scheveningen:

Top 5 Most Expensive Artworks in the WorldIt was considered as the most valuable portrayal of that time. It was stolen in about 2002 from the museum of Amsterdam. This robbery was done by two men only and was also recognized as well. But still this picture is not recovered from them. The value of this portrayal was estimated to be almost $30 million and was also named in the list of most expensive painting of the world as well.

3. The Storm on the Sea of Galilee:

Top Three Most Expensive Artworks in the WorldIt was very artistic painting that was made by Rembrandt. The value of this painting was almost $5 million. In 1990, this painting was stolen from the Museum of Boston. It was a painting of the miracle done by the Jesus Christ on the Sea of Galilee. It was very famous painting at that time and was in the news for many years until it was found and recovered as well.

2. Poppy Flowers:

Top 3 Most Expensive Artworks in the WorldA poppy flower is very famous painting of the world and was also estimated as the most expensive one. The value of this painting was almost $55 million which is a very high price for a painting. It was stolen from the Museum of Cairo in about 2010. But this was not the first time; it was also stolen in 1977. Then this beautiful painting was again stolen after a decade that is still not recovered from them.

1. The Concert (Vermeer):

Most Expensive Artwork in the WorldIt is considered as the most expensive painting ever stolen in the whole world till now. It was made in 1664 and is the most ancient painting than all other listed in the list. This painting was stolen in 1990 from the large museum of Boston with many other precious paintings as well. The Concert (Vermeer) was a big loss for the whole art society as the value of this painting was almost $200 million which makes it the most expensive painting in the world.

Most Expensive Stolen Artworks in the World:

Sr.No. Names Cost in Dollar  $
1 The Concert 200 Million
2 Poppy Flowers 55 Million
3 The Storm on the Sea of Galilee 5 Million
4 View of the Sea at Scheveningen 30 Million
5 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals 4  Million
6 Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci 100 Million
7 Boy in the Red Vest, Paul Cezanne 300 Million
8 The Scream, Edvard Munch 150 Million
9 Jacob de Gheyn III N/A
10 Adoration of the Mystic Lamb 1.4 Million EURO


We conclude that paintings are very beautiful and appealing thing. People always admire these paintings and they also decorate their homes as well. There are many famous artists in the world, and their paintings are much known as well. All these paintings are very beautiful and have very large value as well. All of them were stolen from the place where they were displayed, and some of them were stolen many times.