Picasso painting worth $21.1 Recovered by Italian Police 

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March 28,Rome: Italy’s special Carabinieri police squad that tracks down stolen art took custody of the painting when a person from Rome, sought official permission to export it to be sold at an auction.

According to ABC news The 1912 Pablo Picasso oil painting, titled Violin and Bottle of Bass, portrays a cubist image of a violin and a beer bottle and has an estimated value of 15 million euros ($21.1 million).

Investigators have verified the painting’s authenticity, but were still trying to determine whether the pensioner was its rightful owner.

The man said he had been given the painting in 1978 by an elderly client as a gift, in exchange for having repaired a treasured picture frame of his client’s deceased wife for no charge, told ABC news.

Since the frame maker did not know it was a valuable Picasso, police said, he packed it away for 36 years “without particular care” until he discovered — by chance, as he said — that it was the work of the Spanish master.

The Oslo Times

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