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Brazen Art Thief Mails Back Dali

Posted: July 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Brazen Art Thief Mails Back Dali

Brazen Art Thief Mails Back DaliThe Salvador Dali water-colour – Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio – stolen from a New York City gallery last week has been mailed back in pristine condition.

Earlier this week the gallery received a brief email message by an unknown person, saying Cartel de Don Juan Tenirio is “on its way back to you already”.

The message clearly raised hope that the 1949 ink and watercolour piece may be returned.

Deputy New York Police Commissioner John McCarthy said the package was mailed from a location in Europe, and bore a fake address and sender address. Deputy Commissioner McCarthy said via statement that police detectives took possession of the painting from postal inspectors at John F. Kennedy International Airport when it arrived in New York on Thursday.

It was returned on Friday to the gallery, where it is being authenticated.

A spokesman for the gallery, which opened just this year on Manhattan’s fashionable Upper East Side, has declined to comment.

A second police source has speculated that publicity surrounding the theft had complicated efforts to sell the painting on the black market.

Brazen Art Thief Steals Dali Work

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Brazen Art Thief Steals Dali Work

Brazen Art Thief Steals Dali Work - 1949 Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio

An audacious thief posing as an art lover snatched a Salvador Dali watercolour and ink painting worth an estimated $US150,000 from a New York private art gallery this week.

Police said the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery on Madison Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, posing as a “potential customer”.

“He removed the painting and he fled,” a police spokeswoman said.

Video surveillance cameras showed the man, in his mid-30s to mid-40s, wearing a black and white shirt and jeans, casually walking out with the painting sticking out of a shopping bag.

Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali’s 1949 Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio was on display as part of the gallery’s debut exhibition, which opened in May.

UPDATE :: Dali’s “Printemps Necrophilique” SOLD $US16.3M

Posted: May 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE :: Dali’s “Printemps Necrophilique” SOLD $US16.3M

Dali's Printemps Necrophilique Expected to Fetch $US15 Million Plus

UPDATE :: Lot 26 is a 1936 oil on canvas by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) that is entitled “Printemps Necrophilique.” According to Simon Shaw, head of Sotherby’s Impressionist & Modern Art, said this is one of the finest Dalis to appear on the market in years. Only Dali could decide to leave nothing in the center, he added.It has an estimate of $8,000,000 to $12,000,000. It sold for $16,322,500.

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