They were stolen last year from a Dutch gallery in Rotterdam.
It's now revealed that they ended up being roasted in a Romanian mother's oven.
(yes you read that correctly)
Romanian investigators have found the remains of paint, canvas and nails in the oven of a woman whose son is charged with stealing masterpieces from a Dutch gallery in October last year.Perhaps a new artwork could be drawn from using the charcoal dust?The art is valued at between 100m and 200m euros ($130m- $260m, £86m-£172m).
Looks like the paintings were too hot to handle.
Here's the seven paintings....
Reading Girl in White and Yellow by Henri Matisse
Harlequin Head by Pablo Picasso
Girl in Front of Open Window by Paul Gauguin
Self-Portrait by Meyer de Haan
Woman with Eyes Closed by Lucian Freud
Charing Cross Bridge and Waterloo Bridge by Claude Monet
They're not really my kind of thing. That dreadful Picasso is going straight in the oven.
I think I'd have saved the Matisse and the Gauguin (first and third pics) they are at least fairly aesthetically soft and photogenic portraits.
Lol at me becoming an art critic.
What say all of you?
Rescue or Roast?