Picasso Artworks Stolen: The granddaughter of famed artist Pablo Picasso has been robbed of art works valued at $17 million in what French police call one of the biggest art thefts ever. Police declined to reveal the exact number or titles stolen Sunday from Marina Picasso’s villa in Cannes, but did confirm that they included two paintings by Henri Matisse, a bust by Auguste Rodin and some works by her grandfather. The break-in took place while Picasso was on vacation in Megeve and a housekeeper was out shopping. Picasso returned to Cannes on Monday but declined to speak to reporters who had gathered at her three-story villa. Picasso inherited the works from her grandfather, who died in 1973.
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