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Friday, September 16, 2011

Stolen Art Watch, Houston, We Have A Problem !!

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers in Her Hair, 1918 50.17 x 41.28 cm

Renoir Stolen

The Art Loss Register has issued an alert on a stolen Renoir that disappeared in Houston recently:

Stolen from a private collection during the evening of the 8th of September 2011 as reported to the Houston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to the return of the painting.
Those with information may contact:
Christopher A. Marinello, Executive Director & General Counsel The Art Loss Register Tel: +44 (0) 207 841 5780
Email Chris Marinello
Robert Wittman Robert Wittman, Inc. PO Box 653 Chester Heights, PA 19017 Tel: 610.361.8929
Email Robert Wittman

Please bear in mind the words of Art Loss Register Chairman Julian Radcliffe:

Art Loss Register chairman speaks out on those who would try to benefit from stolen art

"Anyone, including lawyers, who thinks that they can obtain rewards for the return of stolen art without providing full information on who had them and why, should be prosecuted." — Julian Radcliffe, ALR Chairman, quoted in Antiques and the Arts Weekly, 2 September 2011.

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