A photo of Pablo Picasso's Tête d'Arlequin, which would have been stolen in 2012 by the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, has appeared in Romania, Reuters reported.
In 2012, one of the most dramatic robberies of recent years stole seven paintings worth more than 18 million euros. Among them, works by Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin and others. In 2013, authorities detained two Romanians – the gang leader and one of his accomplices in the robbery who had been convicted for 6 years and 8 months.
"Prosecutors in the fight against organized crime are investigating the circumstances in which Picasso's photo, estimated at around 800,000 euros, was opened Sunday in Tulcea County, Romania," a statement said. It also complements that the authenticity of the work is verified.
On October 16, 2012, thieves invaded the Rotterdam Museum through one of the rear emergency exits. Within two minutes they were able to take pictures of the walls and escape.
The works that disappear after the assault are:
1. Pablo Picasso – Tête d & # 39; Arlequin
2. Henri Matisse – La Liseuse in Blanc and Jaune
3. Claude Monet – Waterloo Bridge, London
4. Claude Monet – Charing Cross Bridge in London
5. Paul Gauguin – Woman devant une fenêtre ouverte, à la novia
6. Meier de Haan – Self-portrait (circa 1889 – 1891)
7. Lucy Freud – Woman with Eyes Closed (2002)