external Stolen Picasso, Matisse, Monet Paintings May Have Been Burned —The Guardian

Not exactly photo-related, but here’s some crazy news from the art world: the mother of a thief suspected of stealing seven paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others — works worth tens of millions of dollars — says she burned the loot in order to protect her son. Authorities from Romania’s National History Museum are now analyzing the ashes found in the woman’s stove to see if her claims are true.

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