Art War Over “Missing” Picasso Portrait

The Miami Herald reports: ‘A Manhattan billionaire and an Aventura art dealer are entangled in a very public tug-of-war — over Picasso’s very valuable lover. But how things got to this point is a bit of an artful mystery. Socialite Wilma “Billie” Tisch, the 88-year-old widow of real estate magnate Laurence Tisch, filed a lawsuit in New York on Wednesday contending that a 1928 painting by Pablo Picasso entitled “Portrait De Marie-Therese” was stolen from her New York home sometime after 2009 — but she didn’t notice it was missing until a few weeks ago.’ Her home must be yuge. Holding the portrait is that Florida art dealer Kenneth Hendel. [photo: Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald]

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