Iconic Andy Warhol prints stolen from Springfield art museum

11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago April 09, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 Saturday, April 09 2016 Saturday, April 09, 2016 3:37:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Someone broke into a Missouri art museum this week and stole an unknown number of prints of Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup Cans."

The Springfield News-Leader reports the theft at the Springfield Art Museum happened between 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Police spokeswoman Lisa Cox says the FBI and Interpol have been notified.

The website for London-based art auction house Christie's says a similar 1968 color screenprint from Warhol's "Campbell's Soup I" series sold for more than $30,000 in 2015.

City spokeswoman Cora Scott says the museum is a department of the City of Springfield and is funded through property taxes. She says all the works at the museum are covered by a fine arts insurance policy that has an annual premium of roughly $14,000.

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