FBI Offers $25,000 Reward for Recovery of Stolen Andy Warhol Paintings

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By Glynn Wilson –

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of artwork stolen from the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri.

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According to an announcement just out on Wednesday, it is believed the break-in and theft occurred sometime during the early morning hours of April 7. Seven of 10 Andy Warhol paintings on permanent display at the museum were taken.

The collection, which has been owned by the Springfield Art Museum since 1985, is set number 31 of the Campbell’s Soup I collection and is valued at approximately $500,000. Each painting in the screen print collection measures 37 inches high by 24.5 inches wide in white frames.

“The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in locating this stolen artwork,” according to the release. “Anyone with information should contact the FBI Springfield, Missouri Resident Agency directly at (417) 882-3303 or the Springfield Police Department TIPS line at (417) 689-TIPS. You may also contact local law enforcement authorities.

See more photos of the other works on the FBI website.

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