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Stolen Picasso Smuggled Into US as an 'Art Craft Toy' Worth $37

By    |   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 06:30 AM

A stolen Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars has been recovered in New York City after being smuggled into the U.S. as an "art craft toy."

The Associated Press reported that U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch filed a civil forfeiture complaint on Thursday over the 1911 cubist painting, called "The Hairdresser."

Authorities say the 1911 painting disappeared from a storeroom at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. It was reported stolen in November 2001.

The painting's location remained unknown until it arrived in the United States in December 2014. Lynch said someone falsely labeled it as "art craft" worth about $37 when it was shipped.

There's no information on whether anyone has been arrested in connection to the shipment.

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A stolen Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars has been recovered in New York City after being smuggled into the U.S. as an "art craft toy."
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