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Friday, 14 August 2015 09:27

The U.S. Returns Stolen Picasso Painting to the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou. The Centre Pompidou. Flickr

The United States on Thursday returned an oil painting by Pablo Picasso that was reported stolen from a major Paris museum 14 years ago.

"The Hairdresser," which Picasso created in Paris in 1911 during his cubism period, was seized by US customs agents in New Jersey.

Valued at $15 million, it was authenticated in January by experts from the Centre Georges Pompidou museum, its previous home.

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