Andy Warhol Art Theft Worth Millions Stolen From Weisman Home

Andy Warhol Art Theft Worth Millions Stolen From Weisman Home

By: Jennifer Hong
Staff Writer
Published: Dec 25, 2021

Andy Warhol art theft worth millions stolen from Weisman home. Andy Warhol art theft was the original collection by the famed pop icon. It was stolen last week from a West Los Angeles home.

Warhol paintings were everywhere in the home of art collector Richard L. Weisman. However, on Sept. 3, a housekeeper walked into the dining room and noticed several pieces were missing. More than a dozen large portraits were hanging on the walls before they were stolen.

Det. Donald Hrycyk, head of the LAPD's Art Theft detail, said there was no sign of forced entry into the home and that nothing else was disturbed, including several other Warhol paintings hanging on nearby walls. There were no immediate leads or suspects, Hrycyk said.

Weisman left the house a full day before the housekeeper discovered the art missing, leaving it unclear when exactly the theft occurred.

A $1-million reward has been offered by an anonymous source for information leading to the recovery of the paintings. Weisman, who was friends with Warhol, commissioned the silk-screen paintings in the late 1970s -- a time when the pop icon produced hundreds of pieces of work for wealthy patrons able to pay the roughly $25,000 he charged for portraits.

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