|1904, Suzanne Bloch, Picasso|
According to Press TV, the head of Anti-Contraband and Currency Trafficking in Ardebil provincial headquarters announced that Iran’s police seized the art piece when a person was seeking to sell the painting for USD 900,000 in the village of Ultan located near the town of Parsabad in Iran-Azerbaijan border.
The art experts of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department in Ardebil attributed the discovered painting to Picasso based on comparisons with the artist's other works.
The 33x25 cm painting belonged to private collections set in Cubism style of painting.
Many of Picasso's works have been repeatedly stolen and recovered during recent years. The world-famous artist's 1904, Portrait of Suzanne Bloch was stolen from the Sao Paulo Museum of Art in 2007 and two of his engravings were snatched from a branch of the Pinacoteca Museum in 2008.
[sidebar: Picasso is recognized as a GREAT ARTIST. He is not, however, respected by one of the GREATEST ARTISTS to ever co-create art in earth, RUFINO TAMAYO >>