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The Story

 

The heist

In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art – including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet – were stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This became known as the largest art theft in world history and remains unsolved. The now legendary 13 works of art are collectively estimated to be worth around $500 million. During Isabella Stewart Gardner’s life, the United States was rapidly becoming a world power, but Mrs. Gardner believed it needed to foster a greater appreciation for art. Gardner willed her house to be turned into a museum in hopes that her art collection would inspire talented young people to become artists themselves. The loss of these artworks is a loss to not only the city of Boston but also to the world. There is a $10 million reward for the return of these masterpieces. Until then, all that remains are the empty frames on the walls of where they once lived. Learn more about each stolen piece here.


The Artist

Boston-based artist, Giovanni DeCunto is now creating his own interpretation of these famous 13 works of art for the openings of the Four Seasons’ new residences at One Dalton in Boston, MA. His intention for this exhibit is to bring life back into these legendary art works while introducing his own unique technique that no other contemporary painter is using. The result – a one of a kind piece of artwork that bridges the gap between the old and new.

Learn more about Giovanni and his works at giovannidecunto.com.