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Warhol Collection Stolen from SoCal Home

Warhols featured sports stars of the 1970s



    Warhol Collection Stolen from SoCal Home
    The paintings feature some of the biggest names in sports in 1970s.

    A multi-million-dollar collection of Andy Warhol paintings has been stolen from a private home in West Los Angeles, police said.

          The LAPD said Friday that 10 40-inch by 40-inch paintings depicting famous athletes, including Chris Evert, Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson, were taken from the home of businessman Richard Weisman. A portrait of Weisman by the pop artist, who painted the series from 1977-79, was also stolen.
    A domestic employee entered Weisman's home on Sept. 3 and discovered the artwork missing from the dining room walls, according to LAPD She left the residence and went to a neighbor's home where she called police.
    A $1 million reward is being offered for information leading to the artwork's recovery.