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News Release

Monday, September 8, 2008

Media Relations

$200,000 Reward for Stolen Art

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a valuable art collection taken during a home burglary last month.

On August 23, 2008, a residential burglary occurred, during daylight hours, at a home in the Encino area of Los Angeles. The burglar removed a valuable art collection from the walls of the home, which included nine original paintings by Marc Chagall, Hans Hofmann, Chaim Soutine, Diego Rivera, Arshile Gorky, Emil Nolde, Lyonel Feininger, and Kees van Dongen.

A $200,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of the paintings and apprehension of the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Art Theft Detail, Detectives Donald Hrycyk or Stephanie Lazarus at 213-485-2524. After hours and on weekends call the toll-free, 24-hour tip line at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

Photos and descriptions of the paintings can be viewed by logging onto the LAPD Website at