The Pullman Hotel in Riga will host a lecture dedicated to the most notorious crimes in the history of art

On July 3, in the hotel “Pullman Riga Old Town” a lecture on the loudest robberies in the history of art will be held.

Over the course of the evening, the guests will find out what makes the canvas of Leonardo Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Rembrandt so attractive to robbers, and how the stolen goods are sold on the black market. Is it easy to steal a painting of Caravaggio from the Sicilian church or the Cellini Salt Cellar from the Vienna Museum of Art History? Is it possible to steal a painting in 50 seconds or to rob the Levitan House Museum in 4 minutes? Which painting has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most stolen one, and was the Italian mafia is involved in the largest ever theft? Can artworks have “a bad reputation”, who is really hiding behind the Giaconda’s smile, Munch’s “Scream”, and why are Monet’s landscapes so valued in the art market?

These and other topics will be covered during the lecture on July 3.

Lecturer of the evening: Daria Sabitova, Viennese art scientist, Master of Art History, creator of Art Salon Vienna.