Latest Brazil Thefts
Meanwhile, back in Brazil, armed robbers popped into the Estacao Pinacoteca gallery in Sao Paulo and stole two Picasso engravings and works by Brazilian artists, total value £308,350 ($600,000). Picasso's Minotaur, Drinker and Women is one of the stolen works. Click the title link to see the robbers on video. No masks, just another casual criminal shopping expedition in Sao Paulo, the second I've covered in a year plus two in Rio de Janeiro in 2006 (CLICK). I'm surprised any firm is prepared to insure works of art in Brazil. Note: the Picasso drypoint I've used for illustration isn't one of the stolen works.