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Trio Of Stolen Paintings Recovered

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7, 1996

Three paintings worth $15 million, including two Picassos, that were stolen from John F. Kennedy International Airport were recovered late Tuesday. Law enforcement sources said an arrest “was imminent.”

The art, owned by Avelino Espinosa Gonzalez and two others, disappeared Thursday night after Dynair, a baggage-handling company which was supposed to transport the paintings to a warehouse for safekeeping, apparently failed to arrange for special security, investigators said. Dynair did not respond to phone calls.

The missing works were identified as a 1927 painting by Pablo Picasso titled “Woman Seated With Skull in Left Hand,” a 1956 Picasso drawing titled “Portrait of a Woman Dedicated to Jacqueline” and a 1897 painting by Camille Pissarro called “Paris Street.”


 
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