Holidays in New York City this year included friends, family, good cheer, and–an art heist?!?!
Burglars stole high-priced limited edition fine art prints from a NYC apartment in the swanky meatpacking district over Thanksgiving weekend.
NYPD are looking for the thieves who bored through walls in the building where the art was stolen.
Police released these photos of the works on Thursday in hopes someone might recognize them and help solve the crime.
The thieves made off with the loot, including prints by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Other property stolen in addition to the famous art prints: watches and jewelry, in total valued at about $750,000.
The thieves must have watched a Hollywood heist movie or two because they also managed to get away with the surveillance video. (Maybe they just like Law and Order as much as I do!)
The thieves will most likely have a very hard time selling the artwork and converting it to cash, as the artworks have been listed in a stolen artworks registry. Art this pricey is also usually insured, but who wants to be burglarized?
We hope that the owners of the works are able to recover their art.
Limited edition prints can be very valuable. Regardless of the value of the artwork, the joy of having art you love in your home is priceless.
If you want limited edition fine art prints that you love, don’t plan a heist!
While you’re at it, save yourself some bail money–tell your friends about The Bare Square Store.
- Jen Wallace