Dutch art detective Arthur Brand flirts with Picasso's recently recovered "Buste de Femme," March 26, 2019.
Arthur Brand via AP
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A Dutch art detective dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Art World" has struck again, finding a Picasso worth 25 million euros ($28 million) stolen from a Saudi sheikh's yacht on the French Riviera in 1999 . Arthur Brand said he had handed back the 1938 masterpiece, "Portrait of Dora Maar," also known as "Buste de Femme (Dora Maar)" to an insurance company earlier this month.The discovery of the rare portrait of Maar, one of Pablo Picasso's most influential mistresses, is the culmination of a four-year investigation into the burglary on the luxury yacht Coral Island as she lay anchored in Antibes.It took many years and a few dead ends before pinning down that it was actually the Picasso stolen from the yacht of Saudi billionaire Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik al-Sheikh, as it was being refurbished.
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