A few paintings are missing:
Paintings Worth $600 Million Stolen From Paris Museum
A lone thief stole five paintings valued at a total of half a billion euros, including works by Picasso and Matisse, in a brazen overnight heist Thursday from a Paris modern-art museum, police and prosecutors said.
The paintings were reported missing early Thursday from the Paris Museum of Modern Art, across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, according to Paris police. Investigators have cordoned off the museum in one of the French capital’s most tourist-frequented neighborhoods.
A single masked intruder was caught on a video surveillance camera entering the museum by a window and taking the paintings away, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office.
Their collective value is estimated at €500 million (about $600 million), the prosecutor’s office said. The paintings were “Le pigeon aux petits-pois” (The Pigeon with the Peas) by Pablo Picasso, “Pastoral” by Henri Matisse, “Olive Tree near Estaque” by Georges Braque, “Woman with a Fan” by Amedeo Modigliani and “Still Life with Chandeliers” by Fernand Léger.
My guess is that the thief did the job for one particular customer, and after turning in the fruit of his labors is now working on his tan in Bimini.