ATHENS — Greek police have discovered art by Pablo Picasso and another by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, both stolen from Greece’s National Gallery in 2012, they said on Monday.
Thieves raided the gallery and grabbed Picasso’s 1939 painting “Woman’s Head,” donated by the artist in 1949, and Mondrian’s “Mill,” dated 1905.
To deceive the guards, the thieves activated the gallery’s alarm system several times before breaking into the building in the early hours of the morning. The guard turned off the alarm only to later identify a thief through a motion detector.
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Before escaping, the robbers left another Mondrian painting in 1905.
on monday Police found two works of art hidden in a gorge in a vast area of Athens. and arrested a Greek man An anonymous police officer said.
Greek officials are scheduled to make an official statement on the case on Tuesday.