Tete de Femme: Picasso Drawing Stolen From Weinstein Gallery Recovered By US Police

By on Jul 8, 2011 in Arts, Lifestyle, United States, World Comments
Tete de Femme: Picasso pencil drawing
Tete de Femme: Stolen Picasso drawing
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Tete de Femme, stolen Pablo Picasso drawing from a San Francisco art gallery, was recovered by US police, according to reports by international news sites on Thursday, July 8, 2011.

Picasso‘s pencil drawing was reportedly stolen since Wednesday, July 6. The drawing, according to reports, is valued at $275,000 (£172,000). Security camera from a restaurant caught a man walking away with the Picasso drawing which was taken from the wall of Weinstein art gallery.

The artwork was found in Mark Lugo‘s possession at a hotel in Napa, California. Lugo was taken by the police into custody and charged him with theft and possession of stolen property.

The 1965 Picasso drawing was recovered by the police without its frame.

Five paintings by Picasso, Matisse and other well known artists were reportedly stolen from ParisMuseum of Modern Art in 2010.

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