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article imagePicasso painting stolen from National Gallery, Athens

By Katerina Nikolas     Jan 9, 2012 in World
Athens - Questions have been raised regarding security measures at the National Gallery in Athens, Greece, following an early morning break in that resulted in the theft of two valuable works.
Thieves who staged a dawn raid on the National Gallery in Athens, escaped with at least two paintings, one a work by Pablo Picasso. The 1934 Picasso painting, "The Head of a Woman" was gifted to the museum by a French Association in the 1940's.
According to the Athens News the thieves broke into the museum through a side entrance. The alarm sounded at 4.52am and a security guard witnessed an unknown man running away from the building. Ekathimerini reported that police said there was no sign of a forced entry. Police are examining fingerprints found on a window sill, and investigating security footage.
In addition to the Picasso work another valuable painting was stolen, by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.
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