Vincent van Gogh painting swiped during overnight raid, Dutch museum officials say

Museum officials in Amsterdam on Monday said a painting by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh was stolen during an overnight raid.

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According to The Associated Press, officials from the Singer Laren museum said Van Gogh’s “Spring Garden” was taken early Monday. The museum was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The value of the work, which was on loan from the Groninger Museum from the Dutch city of Groningen, was not immediately known. Police are investigating the theft.

Museum director Evert van Os said the museum, which houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is “angry, shocked, sad” at the theft of the painting., according to the AP.

Museum officials have scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon to address the theft.

The Singer Laren museum’s collection focuses on modernism such as neo-impressionism, pointillism, expressionism and cubism, according to the AP.