Wow that Picasso painting looks like an original. That’s because it might be.
According to artinfo.com, a truck transporting over $6.5 million worth the famous artwork was stolen from a warehouse in Getafe, Spain this weekend.
Among the artwork were artists/sculptors Picasso, Botero, Chillada, Gonzalo and Julio Gonzalez, Saura, and Marsi.
The 28 art pieces were being transported back from Germany where they were on loan, and were headed to their original locations spread throughout six galleries in Spain, the site notes.
Details are being withheld from the public in order to prevent misinformation about the artwork, thus tampering the investigation. What is known is that a surveillance video captured three hooded men breaking into the warehouse, thus sending off the alarm, and stealing the truck in which the keys were left in the glove compartment (http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/36517/hoods-drive-off-with-a-65-million-truckload-of-art-by-picasso-and-others-in-spain/).
It was not until Tuesday that the truck was found abandoned with the artwork missing, the site explains.
Good thing that in the United States we have Road Scholar Transport. Road Scholar Transport provides security features, such as SkyBitz and Qualcomm, on all of their tractor trailers, alerting of all electronic door openings and closures and tracking right down to the street level, so in the unfortunate event that something happens, trucks can be recovered in no time instead of days later.
The theft in Spain is believed to be an inside job, which is why Road Scholar Transport does routine background and drug tests on every new hire so that only the safest and trusted drivers are handling your freight.
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