The Washington Post reports that after a quiet middle-class couple passed away one after the other in their 80s, a Willem DeKooning painting stolen more than 30 years earlier from a University Museum in Tucson was discovered hanging in their bedroom, “positioned in such a way that you couldnâ€™t see it unless you were inside with the door shut.”
I think the estimated value of that painting resembles the estimated street-value of some federally-seized drug shipment. $160 million? For that painting? Give us a break!
The Alters look like a fun couple, and in the end, it seems, they only borrowed the painting for a while.
HT: Lisa Schiffren.