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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Smash and Grab at the Musee d'Art Moderne

Low-tech art thieves in France have stolen five works of art from the Musee d'Art Moderne
The stolen works include Pablo Picasso's "Dove with Green Peas"

Henri Matisse's "Pastorale"

Georges Braque's "Olive Tree Near l'Estaque"

Amedeo Modigliani's "Woman on the Range" and Fernard Leger's "Still Life with Candlesticks"

The thieves broke into the museum by smashing a window. 

The value of the stolen paintings was first reported as 500 million euros, but has since been lowered to 100 million.  Still, that's 124.2 million dollars.  124.2 million dollars behind a pane of glass?!  Really?

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