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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:

Pastoral (1905) by Henri Matisse

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.
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