Kicker: Stolen Degas found


MARY REICHARD, HOST: In 2009, a museum in Marseille, France reported as stolen a painting worth over a million dollars. The painting “The Chorus Singers” by Impressionist artist Edgar Degas depicts a scene from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.” He painted the work in 1877.

AUDIO: Chorus singers

The art world considered the theft a great loss for France’s impressionist heritage.

But last month French customs agents found the painting- inside a suitcase, during a routine luggage search on a bus.

No one on the bus claimed the suitcase.

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(Marc Bonodot/French Customs via AP) This photo taken Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 and provided by French Customs shows a stolen painting by French painter Edgar Degas. French customs have discovered an original Impressionist masterpiece by Edgar Degas stolen in 2009 in a suitcase on a bus. 

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