Tuesday , May 30 2023

False painting Picasso can be found in Romania


A painting about Pablo Picasso's "Tête d 'Arlequin" is believed to be in Romania.

In one of the most dramatic thefts of the art world, "Tête d 'Arlequin" and six other millions of paintings by Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and other famous artists were stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2012.

Four Romanians were condemned for theft in 2013, but none of the paintings were found again.

One of the four judges, Olga Dogaru, told the investigators that he burned the paintings in the fireplace to protect his son, the alleged leader of the band.

Later, however, she withdrew that statement, and on Saturday the police received an interesting tip about Picasso's stolen painting.

– The Unit Against Organized Crime Investigates Circumstances surrounded by Picasso's painting worth about 800,000 euros was found Saturday night in Tulcea County, says in a statement that it is suggested that they are in the process of checking the painting.

The statement states that two Dutch citizens handed over the painting to the Dutch embassy in Bucharest.

(© NTB)

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