‘Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio’ by Salvador Dali valued at USD 150,000 has been stolen from an art gallery in Manhattan. (File photo)
A painting by the prominent Spanish painter, Salvador Dali, valued at USD 150,000 has been stolen from an art gallery in Manhattan, New York.
The painting called Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio
, created in 1949, was taken from the Venus Over Manhattan
The painting has reportedly been stolen by a man who entered the art gallery as a customer, took it off the wall and carried it out in a bag without anyone noticing.
According to the surveillance images captured on CCTV and released by the police, the man is about 35 to 45 years old, with a receding hairline.
The Venus Over Manhattan
gallery is owned by art collector Adam Lindemann and was inaugurated in May, 2012.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a renowned surrealist painter and is best known for striking and bizarre images in his works.
His best-known work, Persistence of Memory
, was completed in 1931.
Dali’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.