Pablo Picasso, "The Head of the Harlequin" (1971). Künsthale, Rotterdam
The total cost of the seven paintings that took the thieves is estimated at millions of euros. The leader of the Romanian gang and his accomplices were arrested and found guilty of stealing back in 2013. However, none of the works were found, and local experts believed that at least three of them were burned in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
On the frames of video surveillance during the theft, members of the gang are seen entering the rear doors of the museum and disappearing from view. After a few seconds, they reappear with bulky items. Other stolen works included “Lizaz in White and Yellow” by Matisse, “Waterloo Bridge, London” and “Charing Cross, London” Monet, “The Girl at the Open Window” by Paul Gauguin, “Self-Portrait” by Meyer de Hahn and “The Woman with closed eyes "Lucien Freud. Read also: The last thread? Killed gangster, which is associated with the "robbery of the century"Slide with pictures stolen from Kyunsthal in Rotterdam in 2012. Source: arabnews.com Recall that last month there was a hope to regain the large-scale canvas by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio “Christmas by Saint Francis and St. Lawrence”, stolen almost half a century ago. Investigators have hinted that the work, cut from the frame in a church in Sicilian Palermo, is hidden somewhere in Eastern Europe. The picture, written around 1609 and hung in the chapel of San Lorenzo, is often referred to as “the most wanted in the world”, and its abduction ranks second on the FBI list of ten unsolved crimes in the arts. Artur: read us in Telegram and look in Instagram
According to NBC News. The main illustration: the empty space on the wall, which was occupied by Matisse's painting “Lizaz in white and yellow” in Künsthal Rotterdam; source - Peter Dejong / AP