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Pollock, Warhol Works Swiped From Museum

November 20, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

An oil painting by Jackson Pollock and a silk-screen by Andy Warhol were stolen from a Scranton museum by thieves who shattered a glass door in the back of the building, officials said.

The Pollock probably was worth about $11.6 million and the Warhol had a value of about $15,000, experts said.

The thieves had disappeared from the Everhart Museum by the time police arrived -- four minutes after the alarm sounded at 2:30 a.m. Friday. Surveillance cameras were not working, officials said.

The stolen Pollock oil-on-canvas painting, "Springs Winter," measures 40 inches by 32 inches and was created in 1949; the stolen Warhol, "Le Grande Passion," is a 40-by-40-inch silk-screen from 1984.

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