isabella stewart – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 11:20:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://laprairie-shlm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-2-150x150.png isabella stewart – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ 32 32 Gardner Museum art heist focuses on Provincetown movie set https://laprairie-shlm.com/gardner-museum-art-heist-focuses-on-provincetown-movie-set/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 09:00:22 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/gardner-museum-art-heist-focuses-on-provincetown-movie-set/ PROVINCETOWN — Certain customers of Arthur Egeli’s gallery recent months were surprised to find what looked like a famous Vermeer painting right in the middle of Provincetown. Probably one in five or sixth visitors, Egeli said, acknowledged that the Vermeer really shouldn’t be there at all because he disappeared without a trace more than 20 […]]]>

PROVINCETOWN — Certain customers of Arthur Egeli’s gallery recent months were surprised to find what looked like a famous Vermeer painting right in the middle of Provincetown. Probably one in five or sixth visitors, Egeli said, acknowledged that the Vermeer really shouldn’t be there at all because he disappeared without a trace more than 20 years ago.

The gallery painting was a replica – and clearly convincing – painted by Provincetown artist Steve Toomey to add authenticity to Egeli’s fifth film. The plot: what could have happened before and after the notorious 1990 Unsolved art theft from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Egeli plans to film his movie “Art Thief” completely in Provincetown for four weeks starting March 23. He will be using an apartment for interior scenes, but is also preparing a scene cleaning up an inmate at Herring Cove Beach. Some scenes will be shot in the museum portion of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum and inside Provincetown City Hall, he said, with King Hiram’s Masonic Lodge replacing the interior of the Gardner Museum. and the Provincetown Public Library for part of its exterior.

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A tantalizing clue emerges in the unsolved art heist of the Gardner Museum | Smart News https://laprairie-shlm.com/a-tantalizing-clue-emerges-in-the-unsolved-art-heist-of-the-gardner-museum-smart-news/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 14:29:47 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/a-tantalizing-clue-emerges-in-the-unsolved-art-heist-of-the-gardner-museum-smart-news/ The empty frames in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are a tangible reminder of the 1990 flight. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Authorities say new information about a cold-blooded murder in 1991 has provided new clues that may lead to the culprits behind the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum heist, Bob Ward reports for Boston News […]]]>

The empty frames in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are a tangible reminder of the 1990 flight.
Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Authorities say new information about a cold-blooded murder in 1991 has provided new clues that may lead to the culprits behind the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum heist, Bob Ward reports for Boston News 25.

The 1990 theft was the largest art theft in modern history. On the night of March 18, two thieves disguised as police entered the poorly secured Boston museum after midnight. After taping off two hapless security guards, the men escaped with 13 paintings now valued at some $500 million, including priceless works by Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer.

Over the years, investigators have identified several suspects who may have been involved in the crime. Yet despite a Netflix TV series, a successful investigation podcast from World and WBUR and a $10 million reward promised by the FBI, the location of the stolen paintings themselves remains a mystery. “The FBI said they believe the artwork was moved by organized crime circles to Philadelphia, where the trail went cold around 2003,” Shelley Murphy reported from the boston globe last fall.

Now the authorities could be on the verge of solving it. Antoine Amorechief of security at the Gardner museum, says Boston News 25 that a recent informant prompted officials to re-examine the murder of career criminal Jimmy Marks, a known career criminal, as the murder may have possible links to the heist.

A young girl sits at a piano and practices in a stately room with a black and white checkered floor and canvases on the walls

Johannes Vermeer, The concertcirca 1664, is one of the missing works stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 18, 1990.

Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

One evening in February, 11 months after the robbery, Marks was shot as he opened the front door of his apartment in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Massachusetts. The killer had unscrewed the light bulb above the door to ensure the victim wouldn’t see what was about to happen, ‘making Marks the victim of a classic Mafia-style hit,’ reports Boston News 25.

The assailant shot Marks twice in the back of the head and fled. The crime remains unsolved.

According to the tip Amore received, days before his death, Marks was heard bragging about owning two of the stolen paintings and hiding some of the stolen artwork, reports Edmund H. Mahony for the Boston Herald.

What else, “[Marks] had ties to subjects suspected of involvement in the Gardner Museum robbery,” Lynn Deputy Police Chief Mark O’Toole told Shelley Murphy, reporting this month for the boston globe. “We don’t know what role he played, if any,” warns O’Toole. “But it was very probably linked” to his death, specifies the person in charge.

Amore tells 25 News that Marks was friends with fellow mobster, the late Robert “Bobby” Gaurente, who was the prime suspect in the heist for a long time, and his family. Gaurente and his friend Bobby Donati may have helped transport some of the stolen paintings from Boston to Connecticut and eventually to Philadelphia.

A poster with a red banner on top reads FBI SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION, with a reproduction of a painting of a ship in stormy waters

A 2013 FBI poster shows The storm on the Sea of ​​Galilee, Rembrandt’s only seascape and one of the works stolen by thieves in 1990 and never found. (Note that the reward offered has since been increased to $10 million.)

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Marks spent time in jail for a bank robbery in the 1960s, according to the Boston World. As a drug dealer with extensive ties to Boston’s criminal elite, Marks also spent a lot of time at the Guarentes’ home in Maine, Amore told 25 News.

Marks’ niece, Darlene Finnigan, who was 26 at the time of the murder, says World that shortly before his death, Marks told him that he “had something big coming up and he wasn’t sure about it”. At the time, Finnigan assumed that Marks was referring to selling cocaine.

Another link between Marks and the robbery emerged in 2015, when Elene Gaurente, Bobby’s widow, showed a photo of Marks during an interview with investigators and said her husband killed him. (Bobby Guarente died in 2004 and Elene died in 2018.)

“She was very emotional when she talked about the fact that he was killed by her late husband,” Amore, who participated in the interviews, told Boston 25 News.

Amore presented these findings to the media in hopes that renewed press attention might provide more clues, he says. Those who may have information about the circumstances of Marks’ death or the fate of Gardner’s paintings in general can contact the museum’s hotline at [email protected].

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Unsolved murder may shed new light on art theft from Gardner Museum – ARTnews.com https://laprairie-shlm.com/unsolved-murder-may-shed-new-light-on-art-theft-from-gardner-museum-artnews-com/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 20:48:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/unsolved-murder-may-shed-new-light-on-art-theft-from-gardner-museum-artnews-com/ A murder that hasn’t been solved for decades could offer the last lead for investigators trying to recover works stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum more than 30 years ago, according to a report by Boston 25. During this famous heist, 13 works of art, including major paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt, were taken […]]]>

A murder that hasn’t been solved for decades could offer the last lead for investigators trying to recover works stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum more than 30 years ago, according to a report by Boston 25.

During this famous heist, 13 works of art, including major paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt, were taken in the early hours of March 18, 1990. Collectively valued at $500 million, the works have never been found. Many names have been floated over the years as to who might have taken the works and who might have taken possession of them shortly after the theft.

Now a new name has been added to the mix: Jimmy Marks, who was shot twice on February 20, 1991, outside his apartment in Lynn, Massachusetts, about 25 minutes northeast of Boston. Marks’ murder is currently unsolved and no arrests have been made in connection with the case.

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Marks was a convicted bank robber and an associate of Robert Guarente, who was a long-time person of interest in the case and died in 2004. Guarente had been with Marks earlier in the day of his death and is suspected for being the one to pull the trigger on Marks.

“[Marks] had ties to subjects believed to be involved in the Gardner Museum robbery,” Lynn Deputy Police Chief Mark O’Toole said. Recount the boston globe. “We don’t know what role he played, if any. But most likely, it was related” to his death.

Investigators believe that Guarente was at one time in possession of two of the stolen works, which he later turned over to another person named Robert Gentile. Gentile, who died in 2021, continually denied involvement in the theft or possession of any of the works until his death.

A recent tip to investigators said that before his death, Marks “bragged that he was not only in possession of some of Gardner’s stolen artwork, he bragged that he hid it,” according to Boston 25. Police recently searched Lynn’s apartment where Marks once lived, but found nothing.

“At the time when [Marks] was killed, the main suspect in this homicide [Guarente] is someone who we believe owned two of Gardner’s paintings,” said Gardner museum security chief Anthony Amore. Boston 25. “It definitely sets off flashing lights that this needs to be investigated further.”

Shortly after Marks’ death, investigators were first able to place Guarente and Gentile in the same location. love said Boston 25“The fact that these people are converging here around the time of Marks’ homicide certainly makes anyone looking for Gardner’s paintings sit up and pay attention.”

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The role of public and museum art https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-role-of-public-and-museum-art/ Sun, 20 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-role-of-public-and-museum-art/ Art, preferably public art, is the focus of a new program that offers residencies for three local artists to create work that “challenges existing narratives of life on Cape Cod.” Public, private, civic and cultural organizations have teamed up to offer $1,000 to three stipends from across Cape Town as a way to “enhance the […]]]>

Art, preferably public art, is the focus of a new program that offers residencies for three local artists to create work that “challenges existing narratives of life on Cape Cod.”

Public, private, civic and cultural organizations have teamed up to offer $1,000 to three stipends from across Cape Town as a way to “enhance the cultural vitality of downtown Hyannis.” »

The program is funded by MassDevelopment’s Transformative District Initiative and is linked to a pilot program launched last year in “gateway” cities, including Hyannis. Part of the idea here is to create projects, according to George Durante, “to break down the barriers between Main Street and the harbor to get people to walk between those two places.”

Applications are due October 9, with the first residency potentially due to start on October 19. engage and stimulate dialogue about what this downtown village is and can be.

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