Five paintings were stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris shortly after 3:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The single thief, who gained access by breaking a window, went undetected as he or she cut Matisse, Braque, Picasso, Modigliani and Léger canvases from their frames and left with them. Reports of the total value of the paintings have been exaggerated in some accounts (the Modigliani and Léger works were not major), though collectively they are easily worth over $200 million (US).
All five were immediately entered into International stolen art databases, and INTERPOL is circulating the following images. Needless to say, anyone with information on the paintings' whereabouts is asked to contact INTERPOL.
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|Pastoral, 1905||Olive Tree near Estaque, 1906||The Pigeon with Peas, 1911-12||Woman with a Fan (Lunia Czechowska), 1919|
|Still Life with Candlestick, 1922|
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