The New York Post reports at $750,000 art heist in New York’s Meatpacking district that the victim has been trying to keep quiet. The Post postulates that Robert Romanoff, owner of the Nebraska Meat Co., was robbed over Thanksgiving.
Update: The AP reports that the thieves broke through a hallway wall and removed the video recorder connected to surveillance cameras.
Here’s the NY Post description of the crime:
His collection, which also included prints signed by Roy Lichtenstein and Carl Fudge’s original oil painting “Live Cat,” was pilfered sometime between Nov. 24 and Nov. 28. […]
Staffers at Villa Pacri, the ground-floor restaurant in the building, said the burglary had been gossiped about for weeks, but Romanoff had remained tight-lipped.
The thief stole prints from one of Warhol’s last works, his 1986 “Camouflage” series, as well as a print of his iconic “Superman” painting.
Also taken was Lichtenstein’s “Thinking Nude.” A similar print recently sold for $85,638, according to Christie’s auction-house Web site.
$750,000 Art Heist (NYPost.com)