Preview – Stealing Van Gogh

Stealing Van Gogh
Picture Shows: Willem van Gogh, Andrew Graham-Dixon (L-R) with the painting ‘ Congregation leaving the Church at Nuenen’. Image Credit: BBC/Lion Television.

Andrew Graham-Dixon seems to be doing a fair few documentaries at the moment.

While he has been profiling the Royal Collection on BBC Four, tonight he is looking into one of the most high-profile art crimes on the century. In 2002, two thieves disguised as workman stole £170million worth of early paintings by Vincent Van Gogh from a museum dedicated to him in Amsterdam. The heist took just 3 minutes 40 seconds to pull off.

With the painting still missing, Graham-Dixon looks into how it is possible to get them back.