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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stolen Riopelle statues worth $1M found broken - Montreal - CBC News

Quebec provincial police say the two Jean-Paul Riopelle statues they recovered are both broken into two pieces.

Spokeswoman Marie-Josee Ouellet says the sculptures were found in a wooded area about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

They weigh more than 450 kilograms combined and are about two metres tall. Initial reports indicated they were slightly shorter.

The massive bronze statues (pictured) by the late Jean-Paul Riopelle weigh about 450 kilograms each. SQ/Canadian Press

Stolen Riopelle statues worth $1M found broken - Montreal - CBC News

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