Paris Museum robbed 100 million. EUR

From the Museum of Modern Art in Paris stolen five paintings, including works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Loss of paintings found in the morning on Thursday, May 20th. Also among the abducted were a work of Georges Braque, Amedeo Modigliani and Fernand Leger. From the museum were stolen following works: "Oliva near Estaka" Marriage, "Pastoral" by Matisse, "Dove with Green Peas" by Picasso, "Still life with candlesticks" Leger and "Woman with a Fan" by Modigliani (reproduction PoshSpace to go in the order listed). According to officials, the total value of the stolen is estimated at 100 million. Euro. Originally called the figure is five times greater. Entries security cameras recorded that the attackers entered the museum at night. But the theft was discovered only in the morning when the museum staff saw the broken window and a broken padlock. They raised the alarm and adjacent to the museum area was cordoned off. Now the police establish why the alarm did not react to the penetration. Robbery Paris Museum of Modern Art has become one of the largest in history. Nothing like this has happened for 20 years. It is believed that the largest theft of art was made March 18, 1990 in Boston then from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was stolen 13 paintings (including a Vermeer, Manet, Degas and Rembrandt), worth about $ 500 million.


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