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  • AP Exclusive: Picasso painting reveals hidden man

    Scientists and art experts finally know what's beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, "The Blue Room," using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a hidden portrait of a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand.

  • France moves to protect Picasso legacy

    France tackled the fractious legacy of Pablo Picasso on two fronts Tuesday, firing the director of the shuttered museum dedicated to the artist and recommending state protection for the studio where he painted "Guernica."

  • A Sotheby's employee poses for photographers with 'Wand' by Gerhard Richter, center, 'Mao' by Andy Warhol, left, and 'Rosso Plastica' by Alberto Burri on display at the auction house in London, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The paintings are to be auctioned in Contemporary Art sale on Feb. 12 with an estimated price of  15 to 25 million pounds (US$24.8 to 41.4 million or 18.2 to 30.3 million euro) for 'Wand', 5.5 to 7.5 million pounds (US$9.1 to 12.4 million or 6.7 to 9.1 million euro) for 'Mao' and 2 to 3 million pounds (US$3.3 to 5 million or 2.4 to 3.6 million euro) for 'Rosso Plastica'. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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  • Lawyer: No proof to charge Romanians for art theft

    A lawyer for three Romanians accused of stealing valuable paintings from a museum in the Netherlands insisted Friday there was insufficient evidence to charge them.

  • Dutch art heist detectives heading to Romania

    Dutch detectives and a prosecutor will travel to Romania to investigate the possible involvement of three men in a multimillion-dollar art heist in the Netherlands, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Dutch police: 3 arrested in high-priced art heist

    Romanian authorities have arrested three suspects in last year's multimillion-dollar art heist from a Netherlands art gallery, Dutch police said Tuesday. But the paintings, by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Monet, have not been recovered.

  • Man accused in Picasso vandalism to remain jailed

    A man accused of vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting _ an act that was caught on cellphone video _ must remain jailed on $500,000 bonds because he is a flight risk, a Houston judge ruled Wednesday.

  • Camera sold for $2.19 million in Austria

    An Austrian photo gallery says a camera used by a photographer who documented the life of artist Pablo Picasso has sold for a world record price of (EURO)1.68 million ($2.19 million).

  • Thieves with an arty eye: Heists over the years

    A Rotterdam museum art heist this week netted paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and others _ but it's not the first time that money-conscious thieves with an eye for beauty have targeted famous multimillion-dollar canvasses. Here's a look at some top art heists over the decades:

  • This photo released by the police in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, shows the 1898 painting 'Girl in Front of Open Window' by Paul Gaugain. Dutch police say seven paintings stolen from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam include one by Pablo Picasso, one by Henri Matisse, and two by Claude Monet. The heist, one of the largest in years in the Netherlands, occurred while the private Triton Foundation collection was being exhibited publicly as a group for the first time. (AP Photo/Police Rotterdam)

    Picasso, Monets stolen in Dutch heist

    Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions of euros.

  • Thieves with an arty eye: Heists over the years

    A Rotterdam museum art heist this week netted paintings by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and others — but it's not the first time that money-conscious thieves with an eye for beauty have targeted famous multimillion-dollar canvasses. Here's a look at some top art heists over the decades:

  • Picasso, Monets stolen in Dutch heist

    Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions.

  • UK temporarily bars export of Picasso painting

    Britain has temporarily barred the export of an early painting by Pablo Picasso valued at 50 million pounds ($78 million) in a bid to keep it in the country and on public display.

  • Indiana museum discovers glass Picasso piece

    An Indiana museum plans to sell a work of glass art by Pablo Picasso that sat unnoticed in storage for nearly 50 years.

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  • Picasso said he had the impression France "doesn't care" about his father.

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  • In this Monday, May 12, 2104 photo , a view of the Savoie Hotel rue des Grands Augustins where Pablo Picasso lived and painted his famous painting Guernica, as stated on the plaque at left, in Paris.

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