Stolen Matisse Found In Miami
A 1925 painting by Henri Matisse, stolen more than ten years ago from a Venezuelan museum, has been recovered by FBI agents.
A couple tried to sell Matisse’s Odalisque à la culotte rouge, valued at approximately US$3 million, to undercover FBI agents posing as art collectors.
The masterpiece was on view at the Sofia Imber Contemporary Art Museum in Caracas, Venezuela, when it was discovered to be a fake in 2003. The work had been on tour to other museums several years before and at some point been switched with a forgery.
"There had to be inside complicity. You can’t just make the switch freely inside the museum", said director of Caracas Museum, Rita Salvestrini.
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