Picasso, Matisse, Monet Paintings Stolen from Dutch Museum

In one of the largest art heists in years in the Netherlands, seven world-renowned paintings were stolen early Tuesday from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, NBC News reported. The works included several by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. Paintings by Lucian Freud, Paul Gauguin and Meyer de Haan were also snatched in the 3 a.m. heist while on display for the Kunsthal’s 20th anniversary. Chris Marinello, who directs the Art Loss Register, told The Associated Press the value of the works would be in the "hundreds of millions of euros," if sold legally at auction. But that won't happen since the works have been registered as stolen.

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