Art Crime

Lost Roy Lichtenstein Found in Warehouse

roy01n 1 web Lost Roy Lichtenstein Found in Warehouse

The work in question. (Courtesy New York Daily News)

A Roy Lichtenstein painting, Electric Cord, that has been missing and presumed stolen since 1970, has resurfaced in a New York City warehouse, the AP reports.

The work was initially lost when it was sent by Leo Castelli to be cleaned and never returned. The New York Times has more details about its re-emergence:

“The painting — which depicts a tightly wound electrical cord and whose value is estimated at $4 million — re-emerged last week when the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation notified Mr. Castelli’s widow, Barbara Castelli, that someone was trying to sell it.”

The warehouse where the painting was found has been barred from moving it.

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