It all went down last night in the 7th arrondisement of Paris, at the home of Picasso’s granddaughter, Diana Widmaier. Theives broke into the apartment and stole 2 Picasso paintings and a drawing, valued at 50 million euros. The well known paintings were: “Maya a la poupee” and a portrait of Jacqueline (P’s second wife).
Two people were asleep in the house at the time of the theft… a little suspicious, eh? Blame the Ambien.
It will be interesting to see where these paintings turn up. With any theft on this scale, suspicion descends on many people, including the Picasso family, who stand to gain a substantial sum from insurance policies.
PetiteBrigitte’s Verdict: Round up the usual suspects!