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Paris Museum of Modern Art

Estimated Value: $123 million
Artsts: Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, and Amedeo Modigliani
Location: Paris, France

In May 2010, a thief cut a padlock on a gate and broke a side window to get inside the Paris Museum of Modern Art, where he stole: “Le Pigeon aux Petit Pois” by Picasso, worth $28 million; “The Pastoral” by Matisse, worth $17.5 million; “Olive Tree Near Estaque” by Braque, “Still Life with Candlestick” by Leger, and “Woman with Fan” by Modigliani.

The museum had parts on order to fix an alarm system that had been broken for more than a month, so the breakin was not detected, but cameras did catch the thief’s action, though no arrest has been made.

Image at left: Picasso's "Le Pigeon aux Petit Pois"