Tuesday, December 21, 2010


imageRemember the audacious theft of artworks, which included a drawing by Pablo Picasso and a dozen works by Chillida, that were stolen from a transport lorry parked in a warehouse in the Getafe suburb of Madrid on November 28. They are estimated to be worth a combined five million euros.

One of the pieces the thieves were trying to offload  was a steel sculpture by Basque artist Chillida titled "Topos IV", valued at 800,000 euros which the thieves tried to sell to a scrap dealer for 30 Euros!

"It now appears more likely that we are dealing with amateurs," a police spokesman said.

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