Stolen Francis Bacon painting found by Spanish police

The painting of Francis Bacon, which was stolen from the banker’s residence in 2015, was found by the Spanish police.

The found painting is one of five portraits of Spanish banker Jose Capello valued at a total of 25 million euros ($27.1 million).

The paintings were stolen nine years ago greater robbery in the country’s history.

Three of the five stolen paintings were found in 2017. About the theft 16 people were arrestedincluding the alleged mastermind of the robbery.

Born in Dublin, Bacon is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He often visited Madrid and died of a heart attack in the city in 1992 at the age of 82.

In May last year, the artist’s George Dyer Crouching Portrait (1966) was sold for $27.7 million at an auction organized by Sotheby’s in New York.

“Investigations are continuing to identify another project and arrest its owners, centered on Spanish nationals with links to organized groups from Eastern Europe,” the police said in a statement.

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