Loretta LynchPablo Picasso

Stolen painting to return to France

2015

Picasso La CoiffeuseFederal prosecutors in Brooklyn file papers to return Picasso’s 1911 La Coiffeuse (The Hairdresser) to France, where it was stolen from a Paris museum storage room in 2001. The 100 year -old painting was shipped by Federal Express from Belgium to the U.S. in December  in a package that described it as a $37 “art craft,” and seized at the Port of Newark. Officials said shipper was identified only as “Robert” and the destination was a climate-controlled storage facility in Queens. Lynch:

A lost treasure has been found.

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