FINANCIAL GAIN SUSPECTED IN PAINTING ATTACK
Aspen police suspect a financial motive spurred the slashing of a $3 million painting two months ago at a downtown art gallery, though they are not yet ready to arrest or identify the person responsible, an official said Wednesday.
Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn said police are still “firming up” the investigation, but they believe the crime comes down to money.
“There are multiple search warrants still pending and until we have the results of those, we won’t know (the person’s identity) for sure,” Linn said. “It does seem to be moving slower than I anticipated because of the complexity of the search warrants.”
Asked if the suspect was somehow connected to the painting “Untitled 2004,” by New York artist Christopher Wool, Linn declined to answer. — Jason Auslander,