The famous Picasso painting “female head” that was created in 1939 and was donated by the great painter in 1949 to the Greek people as an honorary offer for their brave resistance during the German occupation has been discovered by Greek police.
The painting was stolen in 2012 from the National Gallery, along with the 1905 painting “The Stammer Windmill” by Dutchman Piet Mondrian. Police reported the arrest of a 49-year-old Greek man who was charged with the theft of both paintings.
The grand theft of the paintings had taken place in the early hours of January 9, 2012 by two people, one of whom entered the National Gallery breaking a aluminum door, then cut the paintings from the frames with a knife and escaped.
Shortly before announcements by the Minister of Civil Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis and the Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, the two paintings were presented so photographers and cameramen could picture it.
However, an embarrassing situation occurred when the painting dropped.
— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) June 29, 2021