Stolen Dali Painting Recovered at JFK Airport

By Ben Fractenberg on June 29, 2012 8:00pm 

A 1949 painting by Salvador Dali, known as Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio.
A 1949 painting by Salvador Dali, known as Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio.
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ARTLOG and Venus Over Manhattan

NEW YORK — A Salvador Dali painting stolen from a Madison Avenue art gallery was recovered at JFK Airport on Thursday, police said.

The $150,000 painting, "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio," was taken from the Venus Over Manhattan gallery June 19 when a man wearing a dark shirt with white polka dots walked into the gallery with a black cloth bag and then walked out with the artwork, according to police.

The 1949 painting was "sent from overseas" to the airport on Thursday, police said.

It was not immediately clear who sent the painting.

No arrests have been made.

A representative of the gallery declined to comment.

Police were looking for this man who allegedly stole a Salvador Dali painting from the Venus Over Manhattan Gallery on June 19, 2012.
Police were looking for this man who allegedly stole a Salvador Dali painting from the Venus Over Manhattan Gallery on June 19, 2012.
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