Vermeer's The Concert

Vermeer's The Concert

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stolen Art Watch, Gardner Art Heist, Crime Artist Charles Vincent Sabba Unveils Gardner Gossips May 16th 2012 Salmagundi Club New York

Charlie Sabba explaining the large 8 foot by 6 foot 8 inch painting in his DuCret art studio (See the Newark Star Ledger feature by Tony Kurdzuk here:

NJ’s Oldest Art School, duCret School of Art Celebrates 85th Year

The duCret School of Art celebrated it's 85th Anniversary with a Faculty-Alumni Art Show & Sale on the duCret school grounds. Attending were nationally and internationally Known NJ artists.

Plainfield, NJ, April 11, 2012 --( If ever there were a way to meet history in person, it would be at this year's art show celebration. Amassing at the show were the works of over fifty notable duCret artists, many who have become either nationally or internationally known in the recent decades.

For instance, Charles Vincent Sabba, who has divided his life between being a Rahway, NJ police officer, a forensic sketch artist and an artist himself.

Over time, this unique combination of skills manifested into an equally unique career path, as Charles became involved in investigating crimes related with art.

This unusual focus has led him to work on some of the biggest art theft cases in world history. One can often find Charles sequestered in his studio loft at duCret, painting to canvas, the history of the cases he's worked on.

His Gardner Art Heist piece, a massive painting depicting all involved with the crime will be on display at the Salmagundi Club on May 16, 2012 at 6:30pm, with a lecture to accompany the piece reflecting the heist.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist
Salon, May 16, 2012

The date: March 18, 1990. The time: 1:20 A.M. The place: Boston. Two lone figures sit quietly in a small hatchback on Palace Road, carefully watching the clock and waiting. As the clock strikes 1:24 A.M., the figures, dressed in police uniforms, move silently to a side door of a business and knock. These men do not appear threatening or out of place yet they are about to commit one of the greatest art thefts of all time: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist.

Twenty two years have passed since that night and the whereabouts of the stolen works still remain a mystery; works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and others with an estimated worth of $500 million. How did this happen? Who was involved? Where are the works now?

On Wednesday, May 16, at 8:00 p.m. Salmagundi Member and Art Cop Charles V. Sabba will shed new light on these questions and others. As Director of Unitel’s Art Loss Recovery Division, Mr. Sabba has been involved with the investigation for some time and has gotten close enough to many of the suspects to even paint their portrait. These portraits as well as other works by Mr. Sabba, will be on view May 13-19 in the Patrons’ Gallery Exhibition, "Charles Sabba’s Visual Investigation into the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum Heist."

Both the lecture and exhibition are open to the public and admission is free.

Charles Sabba's visual investigation into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist,

The art exhibition will run from May 14 throughMay 20, 2012.
pening is on Tues, May 16 at 6:30 and lecture at 8:00pm.
The lecture is on the robbery that resulted
in the loss of $500 million worth of art and all of the suspects, investigators, reporters, and all the other players that have been involved in the investigation over the past 22 yrs.

Please join us at:
Salmagundi Club,
47 Fitfth Ave, New York, N.Y. 10003

Charles Vincent Sabba's art works can be viewed here:

His art under world visual investigations are documented here:

Vive la Boheme! A scholarly dissertation on Bohemia and Bohemian art and culture from the 1830s until present can be viewed here:

Sabba's artistic project to change the anatomy of his brain is documented here:

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