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Police: Iraqi forces recover stolen Picasso

Police: Iraqi forces recover stolen Picasso

Iraqi police say special forces have recovered a stolen Picasso and arrested a man planning to sell the painting during a raid on his house in southern Iraq.
Police spokesman Maj. Muthana Khalid says the painting, "The Naked Woman," apparently had been among the artwork looted from Kuwait during Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion.
He said it was seized Tuesday during a raid on the suspect's house near the mainly Shiite city of Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad.
Khalid said Wednesday the man was trying to sell the painting for $450,000, but some Iraqi experts who saw the painting said it was worth $10 million.
He said the painting was signed by Pablo Picasso and bore inscriptions from "The Museum of Kuwait."


Updated : 2021-01-19 14:35 GMT+08:00