Thursday, May 20, 2010

Major Art Heist in Paris

Not books, but still, wow:

Reports this morning that there's been a pretty large-scale theft of art from the Paris Museum of Modern Art: the works taken were "Le Pigeon aux Petits Pois" by Picasso; "La Pastorale" by Matisse; "L'Olivier Près de l'Estaque" by Braque; "La Femme a l'Eventail" by Modigliani, and "Nature Morte aux Chandeliers" by Fernand Léger.

The stolen works are estimated to be worth the equivalent of $620 million (more like $120 million).

More from the BBC.