Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Three Picasso Paintings Were Recovered in France After They Were Stolen in February

Three Picasso Paintings Were Recovered in France After They Were Stolen in February

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Pablo Picasso, Maya a la poupee (Maya with doll), 1938.

PARIS, FRANCE.- French agents secured three Picasso paintings which had been stolen from the Paris home of the Spanish painter's granddaughter in February. The thieves have also been arrested. The paintings are worth around $69 million dollars and had been taken from their frames and rolled up, according to police. The works were stolen in February from the home of Diana Widmaier Picasso, daughter of Maya. According to ploce, the thieves had an intimate knowledge of the apartment.

A Widmaier Picasso lawyer stated, "The paintings are coming back to the Picasso family."

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) was a Spanish painter and sculptor. His full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso. One of the most recognized figures in 20th century art, he is best known as the co-founder, along with Georges Braque, of cubism.

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