A work by Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler has “gone missing” on its way to an exhibition in Bern. The work had been collected by a transportation company but never made it to the exhibition at the Bern Museum of Fine Art. It was to be included in an exhibition entitled “A Symbolic Vision,” a collection of Hodler’s works.
Swiss police are treating the matter as a major art theft, after two other high profile robberies occurred in the past few months: Two Monets
and two Degas
‘s, worth a combined 180 million francs ($163 million), were stolen from the Emil Buehrle
private art collection in Zurich in February, and a few days before that, two Picassos
on loan from Germany, worth an estimated 4 million francs, were stolen from an exhibition near Zurich. No further details have been released on the Hodler incident.