Stolen Picasso Found

January 10th, 2008

Sao Paulo police guard the recovered paintings photo courtesy of the Guardian Unlimited

Two suspects were arrested in Sao Paulo for the theft of two uninsured paintings, a Picasso and a Portinari, with an estimated combined worth of $55 million. The works were stolen from the Sao Paulo Museum of Art (arguably the most important art museum in Latin America) on January 5th and were found unharmed in a home located in the outskirts of Sao Paulo. The MASP has been closed since the works were stolen.

Stolen Picasso Found in Sao Paulo [BBC]
Stolen Picasso recovered undamaged in Brazil [Guardian Unlimited]
Stolen artwork is found; 2 arrested [Detroit Free Press]
Picasso stolen from museum is recovered [Times Online UK]