Yet another major art heist on Tuesday in Rotterdam. That's in the Netherlands or Holland--anyway Dutch.
What's going on? Why is security at these art museums so, shall we say, crap? Who's responsible? Who's in charge?
The seven paintings by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Gauguin, et al were so valuable, couldn't the museum afford at least one armed guard to stay up all night and watch the place?
Charley Hill, the great art detective was quoted in the New York Times after yesterday's robbery (and I paraphrase)--this was so big, whoever this bad guy is must owe someone big time.
I recently read the book, The Rescue Artist, by Edward Dolnick, about how Charley Hill worked to solve the 1994 theft of Edvard Munch's The Scream in Norway. There is, however, the distinct possibility that some or all of these masterpieces will never be seen again. Ever.
That's the real tragedy.