Theft of Picasso and other paintings from National Art Gallery in Athens

23 January 2012

In the early hours of Monday 9 January, three paintings including a Picasso were stolen from the National Art Gallery in Athens, Greece.

Description of paintings

  • “Woman’s Head”, by Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas,51.5 x 38.2 cm, inscription on the back “Pour le Peuple Grec, hommage de Picasso, Paris mai 1946”, dated 14.10.39 (photograph 1)
  • “The Windmill”, by Piet Mondriaan, oil on wood, 1905, 35 x 44 cm (photograph 2)
  • “St. Diego de Alcala in Ecstasy with the Holy Trinity and the Symbols of Passion”, pen and sepia wash drawing by Guglielmo Caccia, 17th century 27 x 16.8 cm (photograph 3)

Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the stolen works of art are asked to contact the INTERPOL National Central Bureau Athens (Ref.: 3010/6/1363 – STAM) or the INTERPOL General Secretariat (Ref.: 2012/1545).