An art fair that became the scene of a crime when a Pablo Picasso piece was snatched this week offered a reward Saturday for the return of the work.
Art Miami says it will pay $5,000 to whoever brings back the 1956 engraved silver plate, Visage aux Mains (Face with Hands) to the fair by 6 p.m. Sunday.
"No questions asked," said Nick Korniloff, the fair's director and partner.
The fair's main office is located at 3101 NE First Ave. in Midtown Miami. It's the best-known satellite fair to Art Basel Miami Beach, part of Miami Art Week.
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The plate, valued at $85,000, was stolen from the Amsterdam-based Leslie Smith Gallery at the fair sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. It is one of a series of 20 plates crafted by the Spanish master.
Miami police are investigating the theft.
Korniloff said the reward would be a good deal for any thief considering melting the silver piece. That silver would only sell for about $400, he said.
The work has been reported to a global stolen art database, to make it more difficult to sell.