Visual Art Picasso Heist in the P-I
posted by July 16 at 11:27 AMon
Some Picasso etchings were stolen from a Bellevue gallery last week, and the P-I is all over it. Embedded in their story about the robbery last week, they had a slide-scroll pentaptych—four surveillance images and a police sketch—of the woman who police say distracted a gallery employee while her two cronies came in and lifted the works off the wall. Small version (so it fits here):
And here’s a sextaptych (can that please be a word?) of the cronies in action:
(Follow this link and you can see these better.)
Meanwhile, P-I art critic Regina Hackett, over on her blog, has the tip that the lady in the sketch might have shown up at Howard House. “Howard said he recognized the alleged culprit from the police sketch in the P-I.”
Seattle Times did a story too, but it lacked slide-scroll polyptychs, the info the P-I about how much similar pieces had recently sold for, etc. And does the Seattle Times even have an art blog? I just spent a couple minutes on their site and can’t find one.
(Unrelated, from the archives: Remember this local art heist?)