19 Works Including Warhol Flowers Silkscreen Stolen in Detroit

Bullet Shih May, 2012 0
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19 Works have been stolen from the back of a warehouse in Corktown, Detroit.  The stolen collection includes a “Flowers” silkscreen by Warhol, and works by Larry Rivers, Francesco Clemente, Philip Taaffe, Joseph Beuys, and Peter Schuyff.  The theft was believed to have occurred between April 27 and April 29.  The works were not on display and believed to be worth several million dollars.
Interestingly enough, the headlines are a bit misleading as the Warhol stolen was the actual silkscreen used for making prints rather than one of the prints itself. The silkscreen appears to have been for Warhol’s “Flowers II.6” series of 1964. An authenticated signed artists proof can be purchased here for $25,000. Is it possible that we will be seeing more of these on the market very soon? With the silkscreen being capable of producing many more similar prints it is possible that the thief could sell the silkscreen to someone interested in starting up a more illicit “Warhol Factory” somewhere in the world.

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