facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Picasso, Matisse works stolen from museum

May 20, 2010 at 10:40 AM   |   Comments

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.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress
2
Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia
3
Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London
4
Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness
5
Sadie Robertson gets second highest score on first night of 'DWTS' Sadie Robertson gets second highest score on first night of 'DWTS'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback