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Stolen 'La Coiffeuse' Picasso to be returned to France

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Baku, August 13, AZERTAC

"La Coiffeuse", a cubist work by Pablo Picasso worth about $15 million, will be returned to France via the French embassy, US officials said, according to France 24. The painting, whose name means "The Hairdresser", was stolen 14 years ago in Paris.

The 1911 cubist oil painting was smuggled out of a storeroom of the Georges Pompidou centre in 2001, The New York Times reported.

The painting, which had been bequeathed to the French government, was last exhibited in Munich in 1998 before being returned to Paris and stored at the Centre Pompidou, the paper said.

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