Cuba’s Stolen Artwork Worth Nearly $1.5 Million
Dealer Miami dealer Ramón Cernuda discovered the theft.
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.
Follow Artnet News on Facebook:
Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.