The Spanish police announced the discovery of three works painted by Francis Bacon that were stolen from a private residence in Madrid in June 2015.

The police keeps a secret on which pictures they managed to return. It is known that the total cost of works is about € 25 million ($ 29 million). The paintings were stolen from the apartment of Jose Capelo, who was a close friend of the artist. Attackers took advantage of the fact that there was no one in his apartment, because the owner was staying London. At the same time neither the neighbors nor the porter can witness at least something.

"Having the paintings back demonstrates the benefits of international cooperation between the private sector and law enforcement agencies," says director of the Restoration and General Counsel James Ratcliffe in The Art Loss Registry.

Ten suspects have been arrested so far. Last year, seven arrests were performed in Madrid, and three others were brought to court in January.

It is worth to say that the works made by Francis Bacon are in great demand among collectors. The family of the famous sheikh of Qatar paid $53 million for the "Portrait of Pope Innocent X" in 2007; the next year Roman Abramovich bought "Triptych, 1976" for $86.3 million at the Sotheby's auction.

It should be recalled that the painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" went under the hammer at Christie's auction for a record price of $ 142.4 million.