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Three Suspects Arrested in Rotterdam Art Theft

'La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune'
"La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune" by Henri Matisse. Source: Police Rotterdam/AP via Bloomberg

Three men have been arrested in Romania on suspicion of involvement in the theft of paintings from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, Dutch police said.

None of the seven paintings stolen on Oct. 16, in one of the most spectacular art heists in recent years, have been recovered, according to Roland Ekkers, a spokesman for the Rotterdam-Rijnmond police.

The paintings included works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Lucian Freud.

The three men were arrested for 29 days late yesterday under a warrant issued by a Bucharest court, according to the Romanian private television channel Antena 3, which cited police officials it didn’t identify. Dutch police could give no information on the identity or nationality of the three men.

The paintings stolen were Picasso’s “Tete d’Arlequin;” Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge, London” and “Charing Cross Bridge, London;” Freud’s “Woman with Eyes Closed;” Matisse’s “La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune;” Gauguin’s “Femme Devant une Fenetre Ouverte, dite la Fiancee,” and Meyer de Haan’s “Autoportrait.”

Muse highlights include Manuela Hoelterhoff on arts, Martin Gayford on London art exhibitions and John Mariani on wine.

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