Picasso, Matisse works stolen from museum

May 20, 2010 at 10:40 AM

PARIS, May 20 (UPI) -- Five early 20th century paintings collectively valued at more than $600 million were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art early Thursday, police said.

The Times of London Online reported the works were Picasso's "Dove with Green Peas," Henri Matisse's "Pastoral," Georges Braque's "Olive Tree Near Estaque," Amedeo Modigliani's "Lady with Fan" and Fernand Leger's "Still Life with Chandelier."

The museum was closed to visitors Thursday as police investigated the heist, which was described as the biggest in Paris in recent years, The Times said on its Web site.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady may not be welcome at top country club
Gerard Butler stars in 'London Has Fallen' teaser trailer
Watch Emilia Clarke's spot-on Valley Girl impression
Joan Rivers' plush Manhattan condo sells for $28M
First trailer released for plus-size model documentary 'Straight/Curve'