You thiev­ing Kunst!

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SEVEN paint­ings worth £200MIL­LION, by artists in­clud­ing Pi­casso and Monet, have been stolen from a Dutch gallery.

The theft at Rot­ter­dam’s Kun­sthal mu­seum is a stun­ning blow for the pri­vate Tri­ton Foun­da­tion col­lec­tion – which was be­ing ex­hib­ited pub­licly as a group for the first time.

The col­lec­tion was on dis­play for the Kun­sthal’s 20th an­niver­sary.

Po­lice said they were re­view­ing video­tapes of the theft, which took place at 3am lo­cal time, and call­ing for wit­nesses to come for­ward.

They have not said how the theft took place.

The stolen works in­clude Pablo Pi­casso’s 1971 “Har­le­quin Head” ( left).

In­de­pen­dent ex­perts said the paint­ings would be im­pos­si­ble to sell on the open mar­ket and that some “dodgy Chi­na­man” will prob­a­bly buy them.

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