Thieves in Santa Fe

A series of thefts of art has infected Santa Fe. Read report on the most recent stolen painting (depicted below) in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Police don’t have a suspect, and Johnson said it’s too early to say whether the theft might be connected to other prominent thefts in the past two months, such as the taking of two Georgia O’Keeffe paintings from downtown museums. A Canyon Road gallery had a $30,000 Indian pueblo bowl stolen in late December or early January, and last week a burglar stole a $1,200 14th-century African sculpture from a Cerrillos Road gallery….

A $500,000 O’Keeffe painting, taken from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, was recovered, and former security guard William Crumpton was charged in the case. No arrests have been made in an earlier theft of an O’Keeffe valued at $500,000 to $1 million from the Museum of Fine Arts, and the painting hasn’t been found.