Thieves Grab 30 Paintings in France

Picasso, Rousseau works vanish after Degas is stolen
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 4, 2010 5:16 AM CST
Degas' the Chorus was stolen from a Marseilles museum shortly before 30 works were stolen from a home in southern France.

(Newser) – Brazen thieves grabbed $1.5 million worth of paintings by Picasso, Rousseau and other artists from a home in southern France while the owner was vacationing in Sweden. Discovery of the theft in the medieval town of La Cadière d'Azur occurred less than a week after a $1.6 million Degas was stolen from the the Cantini Museum in Marseilles.The painting had been on loan from the Musée D'Orsay in Paris.

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