THIEVES NAB RENOIR PAINT­ING

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

VI­ENNA: Po­lice are search­ing for three men on Wed­nes­day af­ter the theft of a paint­ing by French Im­pres­sion­ist Pier­reAu­guste Renoir from an auc­tion house in Aus­tria’s cap­i­tal. The land­scape paint­ing Bay, Sea, Green Cliffs, val­ued at €120,000€160,000 (RM570,000-RM750,000), was due to go un­der the ham­mer this week but is thought to have been taken from the Dorotheum auc­tion house on Mon­day af­ter­noon. Po­lice have re­leased se­cu­rity cam­era im­ages of three sus­pects, who are “prob­a­bly pro­fes­sion­als”. – AFP

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