Two Picasso Paintings Stolen in Paris
Two Picasso paintings estimated to be worth $66 million were stolen from the Paris home of Picasso's granddaughter Diana Widmaier-Picasso. The two oils, â€œMaya With Dollâ€? from 1938 and â€œPortrait of Jacquelineâ€? from 1961, were taken sometime overnight between Monday and Tuesday.
Ms. Widmaier-Picasso's lawyer, CÃ©line Astolfe, said that â€œThey heard a noise, went downstairs and saw nothing ... They went to bed and the following morning they saw that two paintings were missing.â€?
The work is thought to be done by professional art thieves, who neutralized the home alarms and left no signs of a break-in.
This is not the first time that Picasso's work has been stolen from various museums and family members, but it will be virtually impossible for the work to be sold on the open market, according to the BBC's article.
The New York Times also covered the event.
Both the NY Times and the BBC did a nice job of covering the known details of the break-in as well as the history of other thefts of Picasso's work. Both websites also had numerous links to view pictures of the paintings in question, as well as more information on Picasso himself.