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Monday, May 11, 2009

Stolen Art Watch, Brazil Art Theft, Overkill or What !!!




Gang of Twenty Steal valuable paintings by Brazilian artists from a house in Sao Paulo

The stolen paintings are Cangaceiro and O Retrato de Maria, works by Candido Portinari, and Figure in Blue, by Tarsila do Amaral, who had no insurance

May 10 2009.

A group of twenty heavily armed men raided a home today in Sao Paulo and three valuable paintings stolen from Brazilian painter Candido Portinari and Tarsila do Amaral, informed police sources.

The stolen paintings are "Cangaceiro O" and "Portrait of Maria", works by Candido Portinari, and "Figure in Blue" by Tarsila do Amaral, who had no insurance.

The police said that two men were in the house with a bouquet of flowers, which were supposed to be delivered to the owner of Mother's Day, being held today in Brazil.

When they were allowed entry, did the rest of the group, which yielded easily to the seven people who were in residence.

The attackers remained in the house for an hour and a half, time to pay the fabrics, as well as money, jewelry and other valuables.

The police said that it has no clues about the perpetrators of the robbery, although it is suspected that people who knew what they could find at home.

Art Hostage comments:

They don't do things by half in Brazil.

Twenty armed men, twenty !!!

Notice the ruse about Mothers day ?

More to follow.......................

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