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$1 Million Offered for Return of Stolen Warhol Paintings
KTLA ^ | 4:02 PM PDT, September 11, 2009 | KTLA News

Posted on 09/11/2009 4:29:02 PM PDT by PureSolace

LOS ANGELES -- Police in Los Angeles are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the recovery of a multimillion dollar collection of original Andy Warhol artwork stolen from a West Los Angeles home.

The thefts happened between Sept. 2 and 3 at the home of businessman Richard L. Weisman on Angelo Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

An employee arrived at the home Sept. 3 and immediately noticed the artwork missing from the dinning room walls. The worker then went to a neighbor's house and called police.

Among the stolen collection were 10 pieces made between 1977 and 1979 depicting famous athletes, police said. A portrait of Weisman was also taken.

Anyone with information regarding this theft was urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department's Art Theft Detail at (213) 485-2524 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: million; paintings; stolen; warhol

1 posted on 09/11/2009 4:29:02 PM PDT by PureSolace
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To: PureSolace

burglary most foul.


2 posted on 09/11/2009 4:31:24 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: edcoil

I love Warhol. Hope the owner gets them back.


3 posted on 09/11/2009 4:34:36 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: PureSolace

LA Art Theft Detail: “Don’t worry, sir, there are elephants who can paint better. Let me give you a few numbers in Thailand...”


4 posted on 09/11/2009 4:36:06 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: PureSolace

If I had a million dollars, I’d pay the burglar to keep that “art.”


5 posted on 09/11/2009 4:36:16 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: PureSolace; neverdem

And, tell me again, “Why? Why is a reward being posted?”

Shouldn’t they give the thief a “Thank You” card?


6 posted on 09/11/2009 4:37:33 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: PureSolace
RE: "Police in Los Angeles are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the recovery of a multimillion dollar collection......"

Wonder what the LAPD offers for information leading to the arrest of a junkie-gangbanger who beats an elderly lady to death in East L.A. for her $150 Social Security check?

Oh....never mind. Was a stupid question.

7 posted on 09/11/2009 4:39:44 PM PDT by jmax
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To: PureSolace

why take em in the first place.


8 posted on 09/11/2009 4:40:01 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: PureSolace
This reminds me of a story about two retirees living in Florida and talking about money.

One man said his business burned down and he was able to retire on the insurance money.

The other man then said: “Me too, except my business was destroyed in a flood.”

To which the first man replied: “How do you start a flood?”

9 posted on 09/11/2009 4:40:47 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: PureSolace

No problem here - I’ll buy the same photostock, a couple dozen magic markers, and I’ll make him an extra set in case they get stolen again.


10 posted on 09/11/2009 4:45:11 PM PDT by blackminorca
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To: edcoil
burglary most foul.

You referring to this?: Police in Los Angeles are offering a $1 million reward (and Calif is going broke?)

11 posted on 09/11/2009 4:45:52 PM PDT by This_far (I too, am Joe Wilson... Obama lies/lied)
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To: PureSolace

How many minutes is the reward good for?


12 posted on 09/11/2009 4:47:18 PM PDT by steveo (Two Thousand Ten - Never Again)
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To: OldNavyVet
I love that joke and there was no one better at deliving it then Myron Cohen, who I believe wrote the joke originally:


13 posted on 09/11/2009 4:52:59 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Where are are we going and how did I get in this hand basket?)
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To: PureSolace
Here's one - just put the $100K in my paypal account. MMMK? ;-)


14 posted on 09/11/2009 5:10:42 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: PureSolace

Sure they weren’t thrown out by accident?


15 posted on 09/11/2009 5:14:14 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: PureSolace

Ah, yes. Stealing from dinning room walls. ;)


16 posted on 09/11/2009 5:15:01 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Tunehead54

I hope these items are recovered. It sounds like it was an amateur working, too, who steals a picture of Weismann? obviously,on the art black market it will turn up along with the others but to re-sell a pic of the owner? too amateurish. Now with the others they will have to “sleep” a few years hidden away or sold quietly .......the black market in art is very intriguing.


17 posted on 09/11/2009 5:16:13 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow"C.Coolidge)
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To: All

Warhol = overrated
Of course anyone who wanted to retain their “cred” in the artistic community should NEVER offer a negative opinion of his “art”...


18 posted on 09/14/2009 11:02:17 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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