Le pigeon aux petits pois
|Le pigeon aux petits pois|
|English: Pigeon with Green Peas|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||65 cm × 54 cm (26 in × 21 in)|
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) is a 1911 painting by Pablo Picasso. 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.
- "Five masterpieces stolen from Paris modern art museum". BBC News Online. 20 May 2010.
- "PHOTOS: Theft at Paris Museum of Modern Art". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- Nathaniel Herzberg (2012-05-15), "A la recherche du butin perdu", Le Monde
- "'Art Heist of the Century' in Paris - Pilfered Paintings: Five Famous Art Heists Through History - TIME.com". TIME.com.
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