Greece recovers Picasso painting stolen in 2012: Police

Greece recovers Picasso painting stolen in 2012: Police

Two men are believed to have broken into the National Gallery in 2012, cutting the paintings from their frames

This picture taken on June 14, 2019 shows a painted and cut wood entitled "Head of Woman" by Pablo Picasso during an exhibition "Picasso Birth of a Genius" at an art gallery in Beijing. Credit: AFP Photo

Police in Greece have recovered a Picasso painting stolen in 2012 from the National Gallery, and arrested a suspect in the theft, authorities said late Monday.

'Head of a Woman', gifted by Pablo Picasso to Greece in 1949, was recovered in the rural area of Keratea, some 45 kilometres (28 miles) southeast of Athens, state agency ANA said.

Another stolen painting, Piet Montrian's 'Stammer Windmill', was also found, the agency said.

Officials are to give details on the case later Tuesday, the culture ministry said.

Two men are believed to have broken into the National Gallery in 2012, cutting the paintings from their frames.

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