Poppy Flowers

In News/Pop Culture on August 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm

What an ugly painting. However, all unsightliness taken into consideration, it’s an original Van Gogh, and is valued at 50 million dollars.

It’s also currently missing.

Earlier yesterday, Egypt’s prime minister, Farouk Hosni said the canvas had been retrieved when an Italian couple had been arrested at Cairo Airport.

Unfortunately he was wrong, claiming he had been given “inaccurate information.”

The painting was cut from its frame in the museum last Saturday. This seems like a rudimentary, and slightly dissatisfying way to steal a valuable painting.

What seems odd to me is that the museum only reported ten visitors the day the painting was stolen.

What a lame museum.

This painting has an interesting past; it was stolen before in 1978. A decade later, it was found hidden in Kuwait.

I hope it never gets recovered again. I figure if a picture cant be beautiful, it should at least have a mysterious story about it. Instead of being known as “that ugly flower painting” it would become “the lost Van Gogh” that was never retrieved.

  1. Bwahaha! I agree that’s a lame painting and a lame way to steal it!

  2. Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brgiheetnd my day!

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