Picasso's stolen works recovered in France

French officials have found two Picasso paintings that were stolen from the home of the Spanish artist's granddaughter in February, according to media reports Wednesday.

Picasso's stolen works recovered in France

French officials have found two Picasso paintings that were stolen from the home of the Spanish artist's granddaughter in February, according to media reports Wednesday.

The two paintings, identified as "Maya a la poupee" (Maya with doll) from 1938 and "Portrait de femme, Jacqueline" from 1961, are worth more than 30 million U.S. dollars.



They were stolen from the luxurious Left Bank apartment of Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Maya Picasso's daughter, while she and a friend were sleeping.

Investigators on Tuesday also found a drawing by Picasso that had been stolen in February.



Police took three people into custody. The thieves, who were known to police for previous cases of art theft, had taken the paintings from their frames and rolled them up.

"The paintings are coming back to the Picasso family," said Widmaier Picasso's laywe.

Picasso, who spent much of his life in France, died in 1973. His works are rated among the world's most expensive.

Agencies

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