Picasso, Monet, Matisse Paintings Stolen in Dutch Heist

A group of thieves went all Thomas Crown on the Triton Foundation collection at the Kunsthal museum in the Netherlands. Their haul would be worth hundreds of millions of euros at auction, but that’s out of the question now that the paintings have been registered internationally as stolen. Works from Picasso, Monet, and Matisse were swiped around 3 a.m. as the thieves apparently sought out the most valuable pieces in the exhibit.

The stolen paintings were Picasso’s 1971 “Harlequin Head”; Monet’s 1901 “Waterloo Bridge, London” and “Charing Cross Bridge, London”; Henri Matisse’s 1919 “Reading Girl in White and Yellow”; Paul Gauguin’s 1898 “Girl in Front of Open Window”; Meyer de Haan’s “Self-Portrait,” around 1890, and Lucian Freud’s 2002 work “Woman with Eyes Closed.”

The bandits left behind works from Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí and others. [Philly.com]