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|Director of the E.G. Buehrle foundation says Cezanne damaged in heist can be restored |
Serbian police display the masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, "The Boy in the Red Vest" which they discovered in a vehicle in Belgrade Thursday April 12, 2012 in this image taken from video released by the Serbian Interior Ministry. The masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, "The Boy in the Red Vest" which was stolen from a private Swiss museum in 2008 in one of the biggest art thefts in Europe,was discovered in Serbia, police said Thursday. Serbian police went on to say three people were arrested in connection with the robbery. AP Photo/Serbian Interior Ministry/AP Video.
GENEVA (AP).- A Swiss art expert says a $110 million painting by Paul Cezanne damaged following a robbery four years ago can be restored.
The director of the E.G. Buehrle foundation that owns the painting says the French impressionist's work "The Boy in the Red Vest" suffered rips to its canvas after it was stolen from a Zurich gallery.
Lukas Gloor told a news conference in Zurich on Friday that the repairs will take time but he is confident they will restore the work to its former state.
Four men were arrested in Serbia earlier this month when a pan-European police operation led to the seizure of the painting, which was stolen from a Zurich gallery in 2008.
Masterpieces by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Edgar Degas were also taken in the heist but subsequently recovered.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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