Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 mln returned to Venezuela

July 8, 2014 12:11 AM

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Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 mln returned to Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - A painting believed to be a 1925 work by French artist Henri Matisse worth around $3 million was returned to Venezuela from the United States on Monday more than a decade after it was stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela's government said.

The "Odalisque in Red Pants" (Odalisque a la culotte rouge)is thought to have been stolen from the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art in 2002 but its disappearance went unnoticed for some time because the thieves put a fake in its place.

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