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Warhol’s Famous Jews Stolen from L.A. Movie Studio and Replaced with Fakes

Andy Warhol, Sigmund Freud, from from "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century," 1980. Photo via TMZ.
Andy Warhol, Sigmund Freud, from from “Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century,” 1980. Photo via TMZ.

Nine of Andy Warhol‘s prints of Jewish icons like Sigmund Freud and Gertrude Stein valued at $350,000 have gone missing from the walls of a movie editing studio in Los Angeles. An industrious thief reportedly created fake versions of the works and installed them in place of the originals, according to TMZ.

The switcheroo came to light when a member of the family business took the works to a framer because he noticed that they were sagging. The framer tipped his customer off that they were fake, leading to a police investigation.

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Posted on September 18, 2015 by Editor

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