(ANSA) – Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a Dutch art artist, was brought on Tuesday Fienna just before auction. The three injections were the largest and most important Dorotheum auction house in Central Europe, which sells around 250,000 objects a year.
About 5:15 p.m., they came into the historic building in the middle of the Austrian capital and, as it had not happened, moved the painting from the frame and left. Despite the alarm, the police did not arrive on time. According to the Vienna police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer, "he was a professional post". The thieves, who seem very athletic, were stunned by Dorotheum chambers.
Then they left the building for several outlets. Dorotheum spokesman Doris Krumpl confirmed that "Golfe, mer, falaises mertes", signed by Renoir in 1895, a landscape with a 27-inch centimeter, sold between 120,000 and 160,000 euros (from 135,000 to 180,000 dollars). Krumpl said further that this theft was completely unusual.
Dorotheum has "extensive security measures, our artwork is insured and in the last decades there have been no stolen images," said spokesman. The painting was part of an auction of the "Classics of Modernism", which was intended to be performed after removing Renoir's paintings from the list of times & # 39; the sales.