The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Van Gogh Work Snatched From Closed Museum

    They mastered the art of the steal. The director of the Netherlands' Singer Laren museum said he's "extremely pissed off" that thieves stole the 1884 painting The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring early Monday. They smashed through the building's glass door and made off with the artwork — which was on loan from another Dutch museum — before the police arrived. Monday was also Vincent van Gogh's birthday.

    Are his paintings popular among thieves? Nearly two dozen pieces were stolen in two separate heists in 1991 and 2002 from Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum.

    Read OZY's dispatch about the Singapore art museum fighting censorship.

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