Le pigeon aux petits pois

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Le pigeon aux petits pois
English: Pigeon with Green Peas
Le pigeon aux petits pois by Picasso
Artist Pablo Picasso
Year 1911 (1911)
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 65 cm × 54 cm (26 in × 21 in)
Location Missing after theft from Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2010

Le pigeon aux petit pois (The Pigeon with Green Peas[1]) is a 1911 painting by Pablo Picasso.[2] It was one of five paintings stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris on 20 May 2010, which together are worth about €100 million ($123 million).

The thief and his sponsor were found the following year, and the latter has declared that he was seized by panic after a police raid and a phone call by the police, and put the painting in a rubbish container. However the police doubt that assertion.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Five masterpieces stolen from Paris modern art museum". BBC News Online. 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "PHOTOS: Theft at Paris Museum of Modern Art". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Nathaniel Herzberg (2012-05-15), "A la recherche du butin perdu", Le Monde 
  4. ^ Time Magazine, May 2012