At least two Picasso paintings, worth a total of EUR50 million (US$66 million), were stolen from the artist's granddaughter's house in Paris, police said Wednesday.
The paintings, "Maya and the Doll" and "Portrait of Jacqueline," disappeared overnight Monday to Tuesday from the chic 7th arrondissement, or district, a Paris police official said. The official, speaking on condition of because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said they were worth EUR50 million.
The director of the Picasso Museum, Anne Baldassari, said several paintings and drawings were stolen from the home of Diana Widmaier-Picasso.
"It was a very large theft," she said, without giving details.
Police only confirmed the theft of the two paintings, reports AP.
"Maya and the Doll" portrays Maya Widmaier, the artist's daughter and Widmaier-Picasso's mother.
No other details were immediately available.
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