SAO PAULO.- Brazilian police announced they have recovered two more art works stolen together with two Picasso works from the Pinacoteca Museum of Sao Paulo in June. A second suspect, Edmilson Silva do Nascimento, a 29-year-old bakery manager, was also arrested at his home on Sao Paulo's east side Wednesday night.
Police found under his bed the two works: a print titled "The Couple" by Lasar Segall (1891-1957), and the painting "Women in a Window" by Emiliano Di Cavalcanti (1897-1976), one of Brazil's most well known painters. According to the Sao Paulo state Culture Secretariat, the works are worth around $633,000.
Three armed thieves walked into the Pinacoteca on June 12 and held security guards at gunpoint while they completed the theft. The thieves also took two prints by the Pablo Picasso -- "The Painter and the Model" from 1963 and "Minotaur, Drinker and Women" from 1933.
Last month police arrested a suspect at the time they recovered "The Painter and the Model" by Picasso. Police still have to find the third suspect as well as the work "Minotaur, Drinker and Women." This was the second theft in less than a year of Picasso works in Brazil.