Picasso Worth Millions Found in Iraq
Updated: Nov 30, 2022
A painting believed to be a Picasso, estimated to be worth millions, has been found in Iraq during a drugs raid.
The artwork was discovered on Saturday in the Diyala province in Iraq, reported the Iraqi News Agency.
The suspects were apprehended on suspicion of involvement in the drug trade.
The allegedly stolen artwork worth millions of dollars was found in their possession.
Details about the painting, its ownership history, and how it will be authenticated are yet to be released.
During his career, Picasso amassed an enormous body of work. He is estimated to have finished 13,500 paintings and around 100,000 prints. He also created a great collection of sculptures and ceramics.
This is not the first time stolen Picassos have turned up unexpectedly.
In 2021, almost nine years after it was stolen in a heist from Greece's National Gallery,
Picasso's "Head of a Woman" was amongst three works of art recovered by Greek police.
In 2019, Picasso's "Portrait of Dora Maar," worth 28 million, was recovered by a Dutch art detective, 20 years after it was swiped from the yacht off the south coast of France.
Above, Picasso's Head of a Woman, found in Greece in 2021