Looted charcoal drawings by Dalí found in Spain

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One of two drawings
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The Spanish police have recovered two charcoal drawings of the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí that are more than a hundred years old. The works have a combined value of 300,000 euros. They were stolen in a burglary in Barcelona early last year.

Three brothers aged 50, 53 and 55 were arrested in May in connection with the theft. The police received a tip from someone from the art world that the men were trying to sell the artworks. In addition to Dalí’s drawings, agents also found other works of art, expensive watches and valuable coins in the men’s homes.

Only now known

The men would not say where they had hidden Dalí’s works. The police found the artworks in a storage room in August, based on messages in the suspects’ phones, and announced the news today. The brothers committed thefts in the expensive areas of Barcelona.

Dalí made the two charcoal drawings in 1922 as illustrations for a book. Experts have examined the works of art for authenticity. The drawings have now been returned to the owners in Barcelona.

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