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Arts and Entertainment

Trailer Full Of Artwork From Mattisse, Miró & Other Artists Stolen From The Valley

'Odalisques jouant aux dames' by Henri Matisse. Thankfully, not stolen. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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A trailer loaded with a quarter million dollars' worth of major artwork was stolen from an alley and now police are looking for help in tracking it down.

On November 20 of last year, a trailer full of paintings, prints and sculptures by Joan Miró, Keith Haring, Leroy Neiman, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse was stolen from an industrial park in Chatsworth, reports CBS LA. The 24-foot-long 2005 Haulmark trailer was parked near Nordhoff Street and Alabama Avenue, and was hauled off with the art inside. The precious artwork is worth around $250,000.

The LAPD is now looking for help in locating the stolen art—and the trailer, we suppose.

Asked why a trailer full of such valuable art was left out on the street, a detective with the LAPD Commercial Crimes Art Theft Detail told LA Weekly, "To the best of my knowledge, it was warehouse spacing issue." Well, we can't all have a massive vault like The Broad.

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Anyone with information about the trailer or the stolen art should contact Commercial Crimes Division Art Theft Detail at (213) 486-6940. The license plate on the trailer is CA 4MB3828.

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