Anonymous tip found Picasso, which was stolen at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in 2012. The Romanian-Dutch writer Mira Feticu found the canvas on Saturday and handed it over to the Dutch embassy in Bucharest. This may be possible Tête d & # 39; Arlequin (Head of Harlequin) who was stolen at the Kunsthal in 2012 by Romanian criminals.
Mira Feticu has reconstructed the work of art for her novel Tascha, which was released in 2015. Feticu talks on Saturday evening on the phone from Romania, as ten days ago she received a letter with an anonymous inscription on her work address.
"The letter was written in Romanian, it was the address where the canvas was hidden, and instructions on how to find it." The letter says it was Tête d & # 39; Arlequin. Immediately after reading, I called the Rotterdam Detective, with whom I worked a lot for my When I did not hear anything after a few days, I boarded the plane myself, I felt like I was Don Quixote, because the chance you find him is one percent, and yet you want to try it. "
After arriving in Romania, Feticu bought a shovel in case it was necessary to dig it. It was not necessary:
"When I arrived at the address, I immediately looked in the bushes, when I turned the stone, I felt something lying underneath, it turned out to be a plastic packaging that contained the material. We opened it carefully in the car and compared it with the print. I saw it, I could cry, I'm not an expert, but it looked like Picasso, I think it belongs to the Netherlands, so I immediately delivered it to the embassy in Bucharest. "
On Saturday evening Feticu is interrogated by the Romanian police. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that a cloth was issued at the embassy. Research must show if it is actually a Picasso.
Slayer of art
In 2012, Ukrainian art thieves stole seven posters from the Kunsthal museum, who took them to Romania with controversial artillery. In addition to Picasso, these were works by Claude & # 39; and Monet, Jacob Meijer de Haan and Paul Gauguin. The police in Romania detected criminals, but the clothes turned out to disappear during the arrest. Later, the mother of one of the suspects declares that she burned the images in the heating furnace.