Stolen Picasso painting reappears in Romania six years after art heist

Luiza Ilie | Independent

A painting believed to be “Tete d’Arlequin” by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors said on Sunday.

In one of the art world’s most dramatic heists, thieves made off with seven paintings, worth millions of euros, by Picasso, MatisseMonet and others.

While the Romanian ringleader and his accomplices were convicted of the theft in 2013, none of the artworks had been recovered and Romanian experts believed at least three of them had been burned in an attempt to destroy evidence. …Read More

Pictured: Works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others were stolen from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam on 16 October 2012 ( AFP/Getty Images )

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