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Two stolen Picassos located in Serbia

Swiss public broadcaster SF has reported that two stolen Pablo Picasso paintings worth millions of francs have been found in Serbia.

This content was published on October 7, 2011 - 21:45
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SF cited a Swiss prosecutor saying the oil paintings, stolen from an exhibition in the town of Pfäffikon, near Zurich, in February 2008, were in a safe location.

Schwyz cantonal prosecutor Charles Faessler told SF on Friday that Switzerland had submitted a request to Serbia for the paintings to be returned. He provided no information on the exact location of the paintings or possible suspects in the theft.

The 1962 "Tête de cheval" (Horse's head) and the 1944 "Verre et pichet" (Glass and jug) had both been on loan to the Seedamm culture centre from the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany.

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