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‘Missing Picasso’ found in Romania may be hoax

AMSTERDAM: A painting that Romanian prosecutors said on Sunday might be a work by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 is more likely a forgery created as a publicity stunt, Dutch media reported. State broadcaster NOS cited author Frank Westerman, who helped locate the painting in Romania’s Tulcea county after an anonymous tip, turning it over to Romanian police on Saturday. Westerman told NOS on Sunday he had received an e-mail from a Belgian theater company which is staging a play about a famed art forger. He said the…

‘Spiderman’ thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

PARIS: A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years. Vjeran Tomic and two accomplices were also fined a whopping 104 million euros ($110 million) over the theft of five paintings by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Ferdinand Leger and Amedeo Modigliani from the Musee d'Art Moderne in 2010. The artworks, which were estimated by the City of Paris to be worth 109…