The Art Loss Register circulates some recent notable thefts. For July, they’re flagging two Nicholai Roerich paintings, including this Himalayan mountainscape. The report doesn’t say whether the works were stolen from the Roerich Museum on Manhattan’s Upper West Side :
Two paintings disappeared from a New York museum in late June of this year. Both paintings depict Himalayan scenes, and were painted by the Russian artist Nicholas (Nikolaj) Roerich. Information on the whereabouts of the paintings is being sought by the NYPD Major Case Squad.
Nicholas Roerich, Himalayas (study), 1934, tempera and pencil on paper, 25.5 x 36.5 cm, ALR Ref #N09.356.
In Los Angeles, this Yoshitomo Nara paintings was locked in a safe but that only made it more vulnerable when thieves crowbarred the safe out of the building’s structure and absconded to do their safe cracking in the safety of their workshop:
On June 22, 2009, a Yoshimoto Nara painting of a young girl was stolen from a private residence in Los Angeles. […] The owner is offering a $20,000 reward for the return of the Nara painting. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Art Loss Register at the number below, or the LAPD Art Theft Detail.
Yoshimoto Nara, Hinagiku, 2000, acrylic, pencil & colored pencil on canvas and wood, 25.5 x 15 cm, ALR Ref #N09.301.