Dutch police arrested a 19 year old woman on Monday who allegedly was involved in an art heist. Picasso’s “Tete d’Arlequin”, Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge” and Lucian Freud’s “Woman with Eyes Closed” were among the seven paintings taken. The woman arrested was from Romania. It has been said that she lived in the house where the paintings were brought after the heist and is the girlfriend of one of the thieves. According to the article,” Experts put the paintings’ value at between 100 and 200 million euros”. I looked it up and found out that 100-200 million euros equates to between 130,290,000 and 260,580,000 American dollars. That’s a lot of dough! The article doesn’t say whether the burglars have been caught yet but I really hope they have been seeing as 25 police officers are on the case.
Lucian Freud’s “Woman with Eyes Closed”