Man Steals Salvador Dali Painting Worth $150,000

Jun 22, 2012 7:39am

Police are looking for a man who swiped a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery.

Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan  gallery on Tuesday, posing as a customer. The thief removed the 1949 ink painting from the wall, put it in his bag  and fled out the door. He was wearing a black- and-white checkered shirt and jeans.

The stolen painting is titled “Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio.”

Dali, a prominent Spanish Surrealist painter, is often remembered for an eccentric personality and his mustache. He was portrayed by Robert Pattinson in the 2008 film “Little Ashes.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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