Who Is The Most Stolen Artist Of All Time?

October 18, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Which artist has the (un)fortunate distinction of having the greatest number of their works stolen? The staff at Life’s Little Mysteries wrote:

  • Picasso easily takes first place. 1,147 of his paintings are missing as of January this year.
  • Picasso easily eclipses an unknown artist who takes second place with 557 pieces missing. Most of them were lost after they were moved due to a fire code violation.
  • The most frequently stolen individual piece of art is likely “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” which, over 600 years, has been stolen seven times.

Read more about the hundreds of millions of dollars that these paintings could be worth and more about art heists over here.

Source: Life’s Little Mysteries