Serbia: Stolen Picassos found by police

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The Independent Culture

Police have recovered two paintings by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2008 from a gallery in Switzerland.

Serbia's Interior Minister, Ivica Dacic, said yesterday the paintings – Tête de Cheval (Horse's Head) and Verre et Pichet (Glass and Pitcher) – were found in Belgrade.

The paintings, worth millions of pounds, were snatched from a gallery in the Swiss town of Pfäffikon, near Zurich.

The Interior Ministry said no arrests were made and declined to specify where they were found.

"We are now trying to ascertain who brought the paintings into Serbia, when and how, and where they were hidden," said Serbia's police director, Milorad Veljovic.