Salvador Dali painting stolen from New York gallery Automatic translate
Security camera captures a man who is suspected of stealing a picture Salvador Dali worth 150 thousand dollars.
The thief who tore the picture of Salvador Dali from the wall of the New York art gallery fled, but experts say that the painting will show up when it is put up for sale.
Police are looking for a thin man with thinned hair, who on Tuesday entered the gallery on Madison Avenue in the guise of a visitor and went out with Dali’s watercolors worth $ 150,000 in a large black shopping bag.
According to the New York Daily News, the man asked the security guard if it was possible to take a photo, and then, as soon as the security officer left, he took a picture. Surveillance cameras spotted an outgoing man, dressed in a black and white checkered shirt.
The painting “Poster of don Juan Tenorio” (Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio) was part of the first exhibition of the gallery “Venus Over Manhattan”. The gallery, which opened in May, has not yet commented on the situation.
Most paintings of this class are found after some time, as these are the rarest works of art that are easy to track, according to Robert Wittman, an art adviser and former FBI investigator.
“By and large, painting thieves are quite professional thieves, but they are bad businessmen,” says Wittman. “The problem is not to steal, but to sell a masterpiece.”
And although the situation with the security systems of the gallery is not completely clear, Wittman says that most galleries and museums have electronic surveillance systems, security guards and special protocols to prevent such thefts. As soon as one of these tools fails, theft is likely to be successful.
“At that moment when that person got access to the picture, the guard did not look at him,” says Wittman. “This is a violation of the rules.”
The first gallery exhibition consists of a dozen works dating from the period from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day. According to William Jeffett, curator of the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dali wrote the work when he created the scenery for the Madrid Theater.
“In all likelihood, this is a sketch of a poster that was used to advertise theatrical performances,” says Jeffett.
Last year, a sommelier got caught during a feast arranged for money received as a result of thefts in galleries in California and New York. Mark Lago, 31, admitted to stealing a $ 350,000 painting by Cubist artist Fernand Leger from a gallery at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan.
He also confessed to the theft of Picasso’s "Woman’s Head" worth $ 275,000 from an exhibition at the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco.
Investigators discovered a collection of stolen paintings (there was also a "Composition with mechanical elements", Leger, dated 1917) worth a total of 430 thousand dollars from Lago. They were hung up as if nothing had happened in his apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey.
“Usually galleries are more open and vulnerable to theft,” Wittman notes, “because museums are designed to store art. And the galleries are made in order to exhibit art. ”
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