Throughout history, art has been highly sought after by criminals looking to make their fortune on the black market
Last week we wrote about Samsung’s new virtual exhibition involving 12 lost and stolen paintings. The idea was to create a community that together may help to recover the missing works of art.
As a result of our article we were contacted by marketing firm Screamingfrog, who informed us of another virtual gallery of stolen paintings, this time created by packing and removal specialists Pack & Send.
'Portrait of Dr Gachet' by Vincent Van Gogh. Just one of the twelve paintings featured in the Missing Masterpieces exhibition
Our usual strategy for writing an article is to endlessly trawl the internet until we stumble upon something of interest. Then it’s onto fact checking, interviewing those involved etc. What’s nice about this piece of art news, like our previous Lushsux documentary article, is that it fell into our lap (well our email to be precise).
The email announced that on Thursday 12th November, Samsung launched their ‘Missing Masterpieces’ exhibition. A virtual collection of 12 of the world’s most iconic and intriguing lost artworks by artists such as Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Monet.