Stolen Picasso Lithograph Found Leaning Against Park Fence

The recovered Picasso lithograph (Novato police)

A Pablo Picasso lithograph worth an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 was discovered leaning against a park fence in Northern California, two weeks after it was reportedly stolen by a group of teenagers.

The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune reports the lithograph, “femme au chignon” (woman with bun), went missing from the Novato, Calif., mansion of imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, authorities said.

The stolen lithograph was reported missing after 100 teenagers held an unauthorized party on the property, Novato police Sgt. Eric Riddell said.

“It appears the unknown suspect(s), placed the painting there and intended it to be found,” Riddell said.

Greg Atamaniuk was walking nearby when he spotted the lithograph leaning against a fence. “It’s something that you don’t find usually on your morning hikes,” he said.

You can read the full article via Yahoo here. 

You Might Also Like...
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842) Self-Portrait, 1789 - Met Museum
By 1750, almost 2,500 professional artists and amateurs were working in pastel in Paris alone. Portraits in pastel were commissioned by all ranks of society, but most enthusiastically by the ...
READ MORE
A Bonham's auction house staff hangs an iconic 'single dollar' print by Andy Warhol at Bonham's in London, Britain, 25 November 2011. The signed prints are estimated to fetch between 20,000 - 25,000 Euros at an auction in London that will take place on 29 November 2011. EPA/ANDY RAIN.
Two trial proofs for Andy Warhol’s iconic image of a dollar sign are for sale at Bonhams Print sale on 29 November in London. The signed prints, estimated at between £15,000- ...
READ MORE
Extremely rare early 18th century burr walnut and parcel gilt overmantel mirror
A George II giltwood mirror offered at Christie’s New York possessed everything that a collector could ask for. It soared past its $250,000–400,000 estimate to fetch $1.5 million and win ...
READ MORE
Elizabeth and Philip Potent by Gilbert & George, 1981. © Private Collection of Mr and Mrs Ellis © Gilbert & George.
The National Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition of some of the most remarkable and resonant images of The Queen across 60 years of her reign – opens in London today ahead ...
READ MORE
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) Untitled, 1981 Acrylic and oilstick on Canvas 78 x 68 in, 198 x 173 cm Estimate in the region of $20 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.
On November 14th, Christie's will offer a major work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, executed in 1981. Untitled, which has been in the same private collection for almost two decades, is regarded ...
READ MORE
Knoedler’s location from 1859-1869, 772 Broadway at 9th Street, New York City. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
The Getty Research Institute announced today the acquisition of the archive of the historic Knoedler & Company Gallery, the premier American art gallery from the mid-19th century through the 20th ...
READ MORE
Museum of Glass Presents Ray Turner Portraits on Glass Exhibition
Museum of Glass presents Ray Turner: Population, an exhibition of portraits on glass that portray a broad cross-section of American people, including members of the Tacoma community. The exhibition opens ...
READ MORE
John Constable R.A., The Leaping Horse, 1825. Oil on canvas, 142 x 187.3 cm. Photo: John Hammond © Royal Academy of Arts, London.
This December an exhibition of works by the three towering figures of English landscape painting, John Constable RA, Thomas Gainsborough RA and JMW Turner RA and their contemporaries, opened in ...
READ MORE
Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe
Two Trial Proof Andy Warhol Prints For Sale
Extremely Rare Antique Mirror Sells for $1.5 Million
“The Queen: Art and Image” Goes on Display
Record Breaking Jean-Michel Basquiat Poised to Achieve the
Getty Research Institute Acquires Archive of the Historic
Museum of Glass Presents Ray Turner Portraits on
Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and More at the Royal

Be Sociable, Share!
This entry was posted in Art, Art News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>