Five Masterpieces Stolen From Paris Art Museum

Back from a nice week-long vacation. The good thing? Distance from daily news. The bad news? Distance from daily news.

Most of you have probably heard, but for archive reasons here it is. The BBC reported this past Thursday that five paintings by Picasso, Matisse and other great artists, estimated to be worth $123 million (100m euros) have been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. They were taken overnight on Wednesday the 19th and reported missing early on Thursday, May 20th. The NY Times reported on Friday that the mayor of Paris has demanded an internal investigation to probe weaknesses in the city’s security system that malfunctioned during the break-in.

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