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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 10:23

A Basquiat Painting Was Stolen and Quickly Recovered in France

A 1985 work by Jean-Michel Basquiat. A 1985 work by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Flickr

French police said on Saturday that a painting by the American neoexpressionist and street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was stolen from the owner's Parisian apartment.

The painting by Basquiat, who was affiliated with the American avant-garde artist Andy Warhol, was estimated to be worth 10 million euros ($11.3 million).

According to French police, there were no signs of a break-in into the apartment where the painting was housed, suggesting that the thief's motive may stem from a family dispute.

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