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Police in Argentina Recover 77 Paintings Stolen Last November
Police officers stand behind a section of the recovered 74 paintings in Bueno Aires May 15, 2010. The paintings, stolen on November 2009 from a private museum and are valued at about $3 million, could be one of the biggest recoveries in terms of quantity in the police's history according to police sources. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian.
BUENOS AIRES (REUTERS).- Some 77 paintings and other art objects by national and international artists valued at about $ 4 million were recovered by police in Argentina on Saturday.

Among the recovered works are paintings by artists like Antonio Berni, Raul Soldi, Lino Spilimbergo and other Argentine artists, together with original porcelain of high value.

The objects were stolen last November from a private collection in the town of Pilar about 60 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

The collection belongs to Doctor Omar Mantovani, who worked with the current coach of Argentina’s National soccer team, Diego Maradona, said sources consulted.

Police sources said that five persons had been arrested and that ten paintings still had to be recovered.

Buenos Aires | Antonio Berni | Raul Soldi | Lino Spilimbergo |




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