The 20th Century's Biggest Art Heists
Even the Mona Lisa was lifted once
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2010 12:15 PM CDT
A Louvre employee stole the Mona Lisa from the museum in 1911. He was found with the painting in Italy 2 years later.   (AP Photo/Reunion de Musees Nationaux di Parigi and Journal des Arts)
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(Newser) – Yesterday’s massive theft from the Paris Museum of Modern Art is already being called the “heist of the century,” although we have a few years yet to see how it holds up. The Independent looked over the 20th century and compiled a list of 10 major art thefts. View a sampling in the gallery, or for the complete slideshow, click here.

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