Warhol Collection Stolen from SoCal Home

Warhols featured sports stars of the 1970s

By Eric S. Page
|  Friday, Sep 11, 2009  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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Warhol Collection Stolen from SoCal Home

The paintings feature some of the biggest names in sports in 1970s.

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A multi-million-dollar collection of Andy Warhol paintings has been stolen from a private home in West Los Angeles, police said.

      The LAPD said Friday that 10 40-inch by 40-inch paintings depicting famous athletes, including Chris Evert, Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson, were taken from the home of businessman Richard Weisman. A portrait of Weisman by the pop artist, who painted the series from 1977-79, was also stolen.
     
A domestic employee entered Weisman's home on Sept. 3 and discovered the artwork missing from the dining room walls, according to LAPD She left the residence and went to a neighbor's home where she called police.
     
A $1 million reward is being offered for information leading to the artwork's recovery.

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