UNESCO Reveals Names of 70 Works Stolen from Havana Museum of Fine Arts

Eduardo Abela
Eduardo Abela, Carnaval Infantil (1953), oil on wood.

Following the theft of at least 70 works from the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released an initial list of those believed to be missing. According to the Havana Times, the works span mostly from 1897-1927 and a majority are by Cuban painter Leopoldo Romañach. Also listed is Eduardo Abela’s Carneval Infantil (1935), which was recovered in Miami after being offered for sale by dealer and collector Ramón Cernuda, alerting authorities to the theft. The full list of missing paintings is available, here.

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