‘Harlequin Head’ by Pablo Picasso – Lost Artwork

Another art-heist that goes down in history for its notoriety is the Kunsthal Museum robbery in October 2012. Termed as ‘the heist of the century’, this particular case could well be a movie plot! The Kunsthal Museum theft is infamous for the ‘efficiency’ with which the thieves walked away with 7 masterpieces, by some of the biggest names in art history like Picasso, Gauguin and Monet. They broke in through an emergency exit and removed the paintings from their frames within 3 minutes! While the thieves were eventually caught and convicted, the paintings are yet to be found, with the Picasso, the most famous piece from the lot, being feared as destroyed by one of the thieves’ mother upon her son’s arrest.

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