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FBI Offers $25K Reward in Theft of Warhol Soup Prints

Seven of the Missouri museum's 10 prints were stolen last week
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2016 6:00 PM CDT
FBI Offers Reward in Missouri Theft of Warhol Soup Prints
A Sotheby's technician walks past a set of Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup screenprints at the auction rooms in London in 2013.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) – Federal investigators looking into the theft of artwork from a Missouri museum—including Andy Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans—hope a $25,000 reward stirs up leads, the AP reports. According to the Springfield News-Leader, the FBI says the break-in at the Springfield Art Museum took place early last Thursday and involved the theft of seven of 10 Andy Warhol prints on permanent display. The site's Warhol collection is valued at $500,000. City spokesperson Cora Scott says all the works at the museum, which is funded through property taxes, are covered by a fine arts insurance policy that has an annual premium of roughly $14,000. The FBI announced the reward Monday. (Read more art theft stories.)

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