ART THEFT: An Odd Compliment
I received both a phone message and an email from the Director of the organization and the Director of the gallery–frought with professionalism and concern. My response? “Stuff happens,” and “Hey, I take it as a compliment…I’m theft-worthy.”
For me, the theft poses questions like…“What was wrong with the other pieces in the triptych”…not “How could this happen.”
Yes, I understand that you may be attached to the artwork. “Sally” is a part of my masthead at RLGibson.com, but you’ve got to let it go. Galleries and their owners and directors do the best they can; do me a favor, and give them a break. Most of them are insured.
Do you have a story of art theft and intrigue to share? Send me an email or leave a comment on this post. Have Happy Holidays!