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    $66 million found in garden wall

    A painting by Gustav Klimt that was stolen in 1997 was found in a recess in an ivy covered garden wall on the grounds of the museum in italy that it was stolen from.
    Portrait of a Lady, painted in 1916, was stolen and cut from it's frame in 1997. It appears the thieves probably stashed it, hoping to come back for it later.
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    Valued at $66 million US, the painting is in good condition and will just need some cleaning.
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    Damn, I've got to check my concrete wall too. That wouldn't be a half bad find.

    This kind of thievery has always fascinated me. Though I get the feeling the guys who sort of pulled off this robbery weren't exactly Thomas Crown.
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    Yeah, like the cluster. that was the Gardener gallery theft in Boston in 1990. So many stupid suspects, so many stupid investigating agencies.
    The whole thing reads like a rejected Hollywood movie script. It couldnt be made because no one would believe so many feds & cops could be so incompetent.
    Those pieces were probably stashed someplace not conducive to preservation, and are lost forever.
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    So bizarre. I wish we could find out what happened. I picture a bad heist movie, like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.


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    Why didnít they come back? @22years


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    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    So bizarre. I wish we could find out what happened. I picture a bad heist movie, like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
    I really like that movie! But it was kind of a bad heist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    Why didn’t they come back? @22years


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    Who knows? Died, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    I really like that movie! But it was kind of a bad heist.
    Worked well for them in the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Worked well for them in the end
    Very much by luck. But it was a very fun ride. I really enjoyed those earlier Guy Ritchie movies. Lock, Stock, Snatch, and his BMW short Star. All excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Very much by luck. But it was a very fun ride. I really enjoyed those earlier Guy Ritchie movies. Lock, Stock, Snatch, and his BMW short Star. All excellent.
    Yep. I'm looking forward to the gentleman too.
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