New Metaverse Gallery Features Stolen Masterpieces with Wild Robbery Stories

Dejan Cvetnarevic
Dejan Cvetnarevic

Updated · Sep 26, 2022

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Stolen masterpieces are no longer lost, at least not digitally.

A New Metaverse Project

A metaverse gallery has just opened its doors to anyone wishing to see masterpieces that were stolen and never found again. Some of them have been missing for decades and have wild stories attached to them.

According to the company behind the project, Compass UOL, its “Stolen Art Gallery is the first metaverse museum that displays major works of art that have been stolen or are missing. Visitors, art lovers, and critics can interact with masterpieces that disappeared decades ago in this immersive social experience hall.”

According to the company’s CEO, Alexis Rockenbach, you can “interact with your friends around the art pieces, discuss your impressions, make sketches, and share notes and information about the artist, the paintings, and their stories.”

In the gallery, there’s Caravaggio’s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence, which robbers took from an oratory in Sicily in 1969. The 1609 painting is one of the most famous missing artworks in the world. According to some reports, amateurs carried out the robbery, and the mafia later intercepted it.

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt also hangs in the new metaverse gallery. Thieves stole it in the biggest art heist in modern history in 1990. The painting is famous for having “a self-portrait in the boat.”

Anyone visiting the new metaverse gallery can also see works by other artists such as Cézanne, Manet, and Van Gogh.

The Stolen Art Gallery is now available on iOS, Android, and the Oculus Quest.

This new project shows how the metaverse concept is getting more and more use. According to the Gartner research firm, 25% of people “will spend at least an hour a day in the metaverse by 2026.”

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Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.

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