October 21, 2009

It's So Hard To Get Good Help Finding The Warhols These Days

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Yeah, well it's like five days until the Find The Warhols! project expires on Kickstarter, and we're still a ways to go from our goal. Normally this would right about the time that a groundswell of sympathy for the victim kicks in, and everyone grabs a couple of posters and hits the streets of Bel Air, trying to find those damn Warhols and bring them home before the storm hits.

A groundswell which might be dampened somewhat by the collector unloading on the LAPD to the LA Times:

Richard L. Weisman, the noted art collector who made news recently when he decided to forgo a multimillion-dollar insurance policy for stolen art, had some critical words for the LAPD detectives investigating his case.

"Maybe if they would do their job ... and spent some time looking for the art instead of being accusatory of the person who had it stolen, they might actually find it," Weisman said in an interview last weekend.

Weisman then tiptoed into Pebble Beach Pollock territory with this denial of any involvement in the paintings' disappearance: "The idea that I would steal from myself is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard."

So then you haven't heard about the attempt to crowdsource 500 giant copies of the LAPD's awesome Warhols wanted posters?

Collector who reported Warhol paintings stolen has tough words for LAPD [latimes]

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