Stolen Klimt painting found stashed in art gallery wall after 20 years

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A painting that was stolen over 20 years ago in a brazen heist at an art gallery in Italy has apparently been recovered after a worker clearing ivy from a building stumbled across it hidden in the walls. Gustav Klimt's 'Portrait of a Lady' was stolen from Ricci-Oddi gallery in Piacenza in Feb1997. The worker said he was removing ivy when he came across an unexpected metal panel & found the painting stashed there inside a black bag.