[ 2007-03-01 10:00 ]
|Former Miss Universe Irene Saez admires Picasso's "Portrait of
Jacqueline" in 1998. Two Picasso paintings worth a total of 50 million
euros have been stolen from the Paris home of the artist's granddaughter.
"Maya with Doll" and "Portrait of Jacqueline" were stolen from an
apartment in Paris' upmarket seventh
At least two Picasso paintings, worth a total of nearly $66 million, were
stolen from the artist's granddaughter's house in Paris, police said Wednesday.
The paintings, "Maya and the Doll" and "Portrait of Jacqueline," disappeared
overnight Monday to Tuesday from the chic 7th arrondissement, or district, a
Paris police official said.
The official, speaking on condition of
anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media,
said they were worth nearly $66 million.
The director of the Picasso Museum, Anne Baldassari, said several paintings
and drawings were stolen from the home of Diana Widmaier-Picasso.
"It was a very large theft," Baldassari said, without giving details.
Police only confirmed the theft of the two paintings.
"Maya and the Doll" portrays Maya Widmaier, the artist's daughter and
No other details were immediately available.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity: