In denial

BBC: Picasso stolen from Brazil museum

Thieves in Brazil have stolen two paintings said to be worth $100m (£50m) in a dawn raid on Latin America's most renowned museum…

Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, and The Coffee Worker by Brazil's Candido Portinari, were taken from the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo…

A statement from museum officials said the institution had not suffered such a robbery in its 60-year history.

Without wishing to be pedantic, the institution quite clearly has suffered such a robbery in its 60-year history. Very recently, in fact.

Incidentally, I don't claim to know much about art, but I do know that Pablo Picasso was a total genius (and never got called an asshole). Let's hope the Brazilians recover this stuff soon.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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