Stolen photos from MoMA PS1 re­turned

The Phnom Penh Post - - LIFESTYLE -

TWO pho­to­graphs by Carolee Sch­nee­mann val­ued at $105,000 were stolen from MoMA PS1 – and then re­turned in the mail.

The pho­to­graphs were part of the cur­rent ex­hibit

The mu­seum be­came aware that the pho­to­graphs were stolen on Oc­to­ber 30. But four days later, the pho­to­graphs were mailed back to the mu­seum in a FedEx pack­age, with no sub­stan­tial dam­age or ex­pla­na­tion, ac­cord­ing to the New York Po­lice Depart­ment.

On Sun­day, the depart­ment re­leased footage that it said showed a woman mail­ing a box con­tain­ing the pho­to­graphs from a ship­ping store in Wil­liams­burg, Brook­lyn, and asked for the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing the sus­pect.

On Mon­day, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Po­lice Depart­ment said that no ar­rest had been made, and that the mo­tive for the bur­glary was un­clear.

The ex­hibit is Sch­nee­mann’s first Amer­i­can ret­ro­spec­tive and cov­ers six decades of her art, in­clud­ing her early paint­ing, ex­per­i­men­tal video work, pho­tog­ra­phy and mul­ti­me­dia in­stal­la­tions.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the mu­seum de­clined to com­ment.

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