Several works of art by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Gauguin and other famous painters were stolen from a Dutch museum, the Associated Press reports. The paintings were displayed as part of the museum’s 20th anniversary celebration.
On Tuesday morning, the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, was robbed of seven paintings, including one by Pablo Picasso, one by Henri Matisse, one by Paul Gauguin, two by Claude Monet, one by Lucian Freud and one by Meyer de Haan.
The paintings were displayed for the first time together. The exhibition was part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Dutch museum.
The police estimated the time of the robbery as the early hours of the morning. The investigation has moved to reviewing video footage and calling those who witnessed the heist to come forward with any information.
The theft is probably the largest that the Netherlands have known in decades.