“This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist” is a new Netflix mini-series documents the world’s biggest art heist, which took place in 1990 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Two men dressed as cops conned their way into the museum and stole 13 artworks with an estimated combined value of $500 million.
From Netflix: “It was the biggest art heist in history: Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in 1990, legendary works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others worth over half a billion dollars today were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. This four-part documentary series from director Colin Barnicle covers the leads, dead ends, lucky breaks and speculations that characterized the investigation of this still unsolved mystery.”
Watch the trailer for “This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist” here:
Bonus: Watch the CBS Sunday Morning segment on the robbery here:
“It was the ‘heist of the century’: A two-man team of thieves stole several classic pieces of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manet. More than 25 years later, no arrests have been made and none of the art has been recovered. Erin Moriarty of ’48 Hours’ tells the tale.”
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