Thursday, September 24, 2009

Magritte painting stolen from Northern Brussels

A 750000 euros painting by Rene Magritte was stolen from a Belgian museum. The robbery occured during daylight briefly after the museum opened. Two un-identiffied people -one Asian type- speaking english and french rushed in armed with a gun, constrained the guards to lie down as the theft was taking place and then ran away. There were no injuries or casualties.
Rene Magritte considered one of the most influential artist of 20th century died in 1967 and his work inspired pop art, an Oasis video, Rolling Stone record cover, Paul Simon and John Cale songs, etc. The 1948 Olympia painting depics artist's wife Georgette lying on her back having a shell on her stomach.


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