Cuba’s Stolen Artwork Worth Nearly $1.5 Million

Dealer Miami dealer Ramón Cernuda discovered the theft.

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

The 70 identified artworks stolen recently from the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana are worth close to $1.5 million. The estimate comes from Miami dealer Ramón Cernuda, who discovered the theft in February when he realized that a recently purchased Eduardo Abela painting, worth US$15,000, belonged to the Cuban museum. The paintings were cut from their frames while being stored in a museum warehouse.


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