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Vjeran Tomic

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Vjeran Tomic
Born1968
Paris, France
Other names'Spiderman'
Known forArt theft
Criminal penaltyEight years

Vjeran Tomic is a French thief involved in the 2010 theft at the Paris Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.[1] He was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2017.[2]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Tomic was born in Paris, although he moved to live with his grandmother at the age of one, in Mostar, Bosnia.[3] He later returned to Paris when he was 11 years old.

Thefts[edit | edit source]

Tomic is most notable for his 2010 theft of 5 paintings worth $110m from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. These included works by artists Léger, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, and Braque. [4] The paintings stolen were:

Sentence[edit | edit source]

Tomic was sentenced to eight years of prison on 20 February 2017 and ordered to pay a fine of €104 million.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "'Spiderman' art thief given eight years". 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  2. Morenne, Benoît (2017-02-20). "Paris's 'Spider-Man' Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Art Heist". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  3. Halpern, Jake (2019-01-07). "The French Burglar Who Pulled Off His Generation's Biggest Art Heist". ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  4. France-Presse, Agence (2017-02-20). "'Spider-Man' art thief jailed over Paris heist". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  5. Samuel, Henry (2017-02-20). "Spiderman art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-01-17.


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