- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Someone broke into a Missouri art museum this week and stole an unknown number of prints of Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans.”

The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/1oJq3vu ) reports the theft at the Springfield Art Museum happened between 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Police spokeswoman Lisa Cox says the FBI and Interpol have been notified.

The website for London-based art auction house Christie’s says a similar 1968 color screenprint from Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup I” series sold for more than $30,000 in 2015.

City spokeswoman Cora Scott says the museum is a department of the City of Springfield and is funded through property taxes. She says all the works at the museum are covered by a fine arts insurance policy that has an annual premium of roughly $14,000.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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