Iraqi Forces Find Picasso Painting During Raid On Former Security

August 27, 2009

Iraq (ChattahBox) – Iraqi forces have managed to recover a Picasso painting that was lost during the looting of Kuwait in 1990, from a former security officer in Saddam’s regime.

The al-Ahmedi Hall of the Kuwait Museum was among the buildings looted when the military marched in and seized control of Kuwait in 1990. Among the items stolen was ‘The Naked Woman’, a beloved piece of art from legendary artist, Picasso.

The painting was found this week when Iraqi forces lured a man who claimed to be an electrician into the street, arrested him, and raided his home. They had been afraid he would burn the painting and any other stolen property if they did not arrest him first.

The man was not an electrician, or he had not always been. Instead, he had been a member of Saddam’s security forces, with a relative who participated in the Kuwait raids.

He had been attempting to sell the paining for $450,000, a far cry from the estimated worth of $10 million, when he caught the attention of the military.

The painting was damaged, with several folds and cracks in the surface of the canvas. The stamps on the back proved it has once belonged in the Kuwait Museum.

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One Response to “Iraqi Forces Find Picasso Painting During Raid On Former Security”

  1. Replica Christian Louboutin on September 8th, 2009 4:17 am

    hello everyone

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