Dutch art heist nets works by Monet, Picasso, Matisse

Police officer investigates the surroundings of Rotterdam's Kunsthal art gallery in the NetherlandsAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Thieves made off with paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and other prominent modern artists from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum early on Tuesday in a brazen and meticulously planned operation. The seven stolen works, which also include a Gauguin, a Lucian Freud and a Meyer de Haan, are thought to be worth tens of millions of dollars. Dutch police investigating the overnight heist have yet to put a price on the paintings, and few details have emerged about how they were removed from the museum designed by Rem Koolhaas. …


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