Moore-less

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit.


At noon on Wednesday, May 1, an 83-year-old man and his wife packed a bronze sculpture in a canvas bag and wrapped it with clothing at their residence in Palm Beach, Florida. They then placed the sculpture with other property inside the cargo area of their 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 450 SUV. ext they had the vehicle shipped to New York City via trailer. The vehicle arrived about 24 hours later at a Queens warehouse, where it was placed in storage until May 8. The vehicle was then transported from Queens and delivered to the couple’s residence on Central Park West, where it was unloaded by building workers. The couple said that the items were placed onto transport dollies in the lobby of the building. Because the service elevator in the building was out of order, the property remained in the lobby for more than two hours before being delivered to their apartment. When the wife unpacked the couple’s belongings inside the apartment, she discovered that the bronze sculpture was missing. This was no ordinary bronze bust, but one of the famous “Mother and Child” sculptures by Henry Moore, valued at $250,000. No arrests have yet been made.

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