By Vincent Van Gogh, Special viewing hosted by Andrew McClintock
May 11, 2013

Water McBeer Gallery and Andrew McClintock are pleased to announce a very exclusive 48 hour viewing of Vincent van Gogh's "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" 1882 with Mr. McBeer and friends on Roman Abramovich's 550 ft. yacht, the Eclipse. In December 2002, “Scheveningen” was stolen from the Vincent Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dutch police captured and convicted two men in December 2003, but the painting was never recovered. Today, it remains on the FBI’s TOP TEN Unrecovered List, along with King Tut’s original gold-cast sarcophagus, and an Incan ceremonial headdress said to be over seven thousand years old. Each of these totems were stolen in brazen daylight heists, and are considered coveted additions to any serious collection. Due to the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi, negotiations with the anonymous owner of the “View of the Sea at Scheveningen” have resulted in an offering of the painting for auction. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) at the request of the owner. Hosted off the coast of Dubai in international waters on Abramovich’s yaht, this exhibition is the beginning of a series of ongoing “black market” auctions of priceless works co-hosted by Water McBeer and curated by Andrew McClintock, interim director of the Walter and McBean galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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"View of the Sea at Scheveningen" 1882

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The Eclipse with boat security provided by Dabawi pirates

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Water McBeer and Jerry Gagosian

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