Wednesday, March 28, 2018
MONA LISA CAPER / TOO HOT TO HOCK
WHY THE PARIS POLICE ARRESTED PABLO PICASSO FOR THE HEIST
Smithsonian.com has a fascinating article in its 2011 archives about the team of brothers, who heisted the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in Paris on August 11, 1911. The theft is credited with giving the Leonardo DiVinci’s famed Mona Lisa far more publicity than it had accumulated in prior centuries.
Who was this daunting art thief?
How did he do it?
How was he captured?
Why was Pablo Picasso a prime suspect?
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