Even for many people who aren't art buffs, van Gogh is one of those artists whose work almost anyone could identify. One of the most famous being The Starry Night. This one was made even more famous by the hauntingly beautiful song, "Starry, starry night" by Don McLean.

Well, on one starry night, in the wee hours of the morning, thieves took the opportunity to steal a van Gogh that had been on loan to the Singer Laren museum in the Netherlands that was closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Even worse? It was the eve of what would've been Vincent van Gogh's 167th birthday. The painting that was stolen was The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring (1884.)

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Architectural Digest reports that Jan Rudolph de Lorm, museum director, said "I am extremely pissed off that this happened; this is a huge blow. This is extremely difficult, especially in these times." Agree.

The break in is thought to have occurred around 3:15 a.m. The front door was smashed in and although an alarm went off, by the time authorities arrived it was too late. Security footage is being reviewed and witnesses are being sought.

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