Friday, December 21, 2007

Suzanne Bloch: abducted!

The "Portrait of Suzanne Bloch," painted by Pablo Picasso in 1904 (blue period) has been stolen from Brazil's Sao Paulo Museum of Art. It is among the most valuable pieces in the museum's collection.

The robbery took place shortly after five o'clock Thursday morning, just when guards were changing shifts. The thieves made off with paintings by Pablo Picasso and Candido Portinari in a brazen heist lasting three minutes.

Sao Paulo police investigator on the case, Marcos Gomes de Moura is heavily speculating: have the paintings been taken for ransom, or is this rather a case of an art lover, wanting a little something to decorate the hall?

All may be revealed some time ... read all about it ...

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