Early in the morning, one of the pieces of art painted by the legendary Pablo Picasso in 1934 disappeared from the National Gallery of Athens, which exhibits mainly Greek art of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
The museum has yet to identify the missing artworks that have been stolen. However, Greek media say that “Head of a Woman” is one of the stolen pieces since it is the only Picasso painting found in the catalog of the museum, which was donated by the painter himself.
Greek police sources say that the burglars entered the museum after forcing an emergency door on a balcony and then took two artworks, one of Picasso and the other one has not been identified yet, but there is speculation that it is from famous Dutch author.
Greek media reports that a third painting of lower value was also subtracted. The gallery’s alarm was activated at 2:52 GMT, that is when one of the guards saw a man running away from the building. After that the security guard realized the paintings were missing and called the police.