NYPD: Man swipes Dali painting from art gallery

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Posted: Jun 22, 2012 10:45 AM
NYPD: Man swipes Dali painting from art gallery

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a man who stole a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York art gallery.

Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery on Madison Avenue in Manhattan posing as a customer. They say he removed the watercolor and ink painting from the wall, put it in a bag and fled.

Police say the man was wearing a black-and-white checked shirt and dark jeans. It happened Tuesday.

The 1949 painting is "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio." It was part of the gallery's inaugural exhibition.