The Los Angeles Times flags this report from France where we discover that the works of art stolen from Paris’s Museum of Modern Art may have been destroyed:
Paintings by Picasso, Braque, Modigliani, Matisse and Leger stolen in May 2010 and worth about $134 million may have been dumped in a garbage bin on a Paris street and destroyed with the rest of that day’s garbage, according to the testimony of one of three suspects connected to the theft, a 34-year-old watch repairman, according to the French weekly Journal du Dimanche. The journal published a detailed report on the investigation on Sunday.
Following a brush with authorities, the suspect, who was later arrested, reportedly panicked and trashed Leger’s “Still Life with Candlestick,” along with Picasso’s “Dove with Green Peas” and the three other paintings, according to the report.
FRANCE: Stolen modern art treasures may have wound up in trash (Los Angeles Times)