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Works by Picasso and Matisse Among Seven Paintings Stolen From Dutch Art Museum

matisse1 Works by Picasso and Matisse Among Seven Paintings Stolen From Dutch Art Museum

Paintings by Henri Matisse. (Photo: Marina Helli/AFP/Getty Images)

Seven paintings—including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Lucian Freud and Claude Monet—have been stolen from the Kunsthal museum, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the Associated Press reports.

From the story:

The heist, one of the largest in years in the Netherlands, occurred while the private Triton Foundation collection was being exhibited publicly as a group for the first time. The collection was on display as part of celebrations surrounding the Kunsthal’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Police are currently reviewing videotape footage and asking for witnesses to come forward.

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