Monday, May 24, 2010

Art Heist!!

I love art. And yet, I also love art heists. What is wrong with me?

In any case, here are the paintings that were stolen from Paris' Museum of Modern Art over the weekend. If your were coveting any of these, they are now officially available on the black market.

They are:
Modigliani's "Woman with Fan"
Leger's "Still Life with Candlestick"
Picasso's "Dove with Green Peas"
Matisse's "Pastoral"
Braque's "Olive Tree near l'Estaque"

Which is your favorite? Or, rather, if you were the thief, which one would you keep for yourself? : )


Jillian said...

Personally, I like the Matisse best. Second choice: the Leger ('candlesticks').

Jaima said...

Of the 5 I like Leger's - I like the colors. But I'm sure there were better paintings in the museum - this thief doesn't have a lot of taste... :)

Herbal Amanda said...

I'm with the Matisse as well, though I like the Picasso of all things too. And I have always been a Modigliani fan. I guess I would keep them all lol

Jillian said...

Yes, I would not throw any of these away. They are all pretty good. Still, as Jaima notes, not the best work of any of these artists. What I hear from the art heist world, however, is that it is important to steal only those works that can possibly fly under the radar; second class works. Or works from second-class artists.

In any case, I doubt we'll see these turn up very soon.

Jillian said...

PS: Jaima, look at some of the other Leger works. Not generally our style, but intersting and well done I think. For modern art anyway. : )

This one: example.

Troy said...

I look at your posts and think, "Not fair. She just posted this and already has 5 comments." Then I look at the comments and most of them are from you. Just so you know, comments to yourself don't count. Blog commenting is a very competitive sport, in case you didn't know.

Seriously, what's so special about "Woman with Fan?"

wv: culturse; Maybe I don't appreciate "Woman with Fan" because I don't appreciate the unique differences of other culturse.

Herbal Amanda said...

Troy: Modigliani is the best! Also: 'Woman with Fan' not the best Modigliani, but if I could own a Modigliani I wouldn't be picky ;)

Cait the Bait said...

Either the dove or the olive tree. I know you don't like Picasso much, but I'm a fan of cubism. :)