Degas Painting Lifted From French Museum
2009 ended with a little art theft in France. On Thursday, a Degas painting, Les Choristes was stolen from the Cantini Museum in Marselle. The AP reports that the painting is worth around $1.15 million and was on loan from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. The small pastel painting was painted in 1876-77 and depicts choral singers. A security guard discovered that the painting was missing but no other details are known yet. Degas works have been a target before, one was stolen during a major heist in 2008.