Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Gauguin Stolen
Seven masterpieces, including priceless works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Gauguin, were stolen in a night heist at Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum, police said.
The paintings are Pablo Picasso’s Tete d’Arlequin, Henri Matisse’s La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune, Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge, London and Charing Cross Bridge, London, Paul Gauguin’s Femme Devant une Fenetre Ouverte, dite La Fiancee, Meyer de Haan’s Autoportrait and Lucian Freud’s Woman with Eyes Closed.
“A major investigation is under way and forensics are at the scene,” Rotterdam police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels told AFP. “We’re investigating how they got access, what time it happened and who did it.’’
The robbery took place at around 3:00 am, police said, denying reports that a Van Gogh had also been stolen.
The museum is showing works from the Triton Foundation as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, including paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Marcel Duchamp and Piet Mondriaan, according to its website.
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