UPDATE: Van Found!

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.


Via Candice M. Giove we have an update to the tale of Morris Katz, the world’s fastest artist, as she first reported right here just a few weeks ago:

Morris Katz’s van wasn’t
recovered as quickly as he could paint a cityscape. But about a month after the
world’s fastest painter’s wheels were stolen from in front of his West 29th Street
studio, police found his white 2000 Ford on Rockaway Boulevard.

"I have two vans
now," Katz said.

Although it was the third
time in the 74-year-old’s career that thieves made off with one of his vans,
the painter never lost hope. While the van cannot start, has shattered windows
and broken locks, the artist was excited that some of his personal belongings
and four of his paintings were still inside.

"It’s a miracle,"
Katz said.

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