Join us at our NY gallery on Friday, March 18 from 6-8pm for an opening of new work by Seton Smith
Winston Wachter Fine Art 530 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001  255-2718
The Israel Museum announced that a statue by French sculptor Auguste Rodin was stolen from the grounds during recent renovations to the facility. The bronze nude of French novelist Honore de Balzac was one of a series of studies Rodin cast for a monument to Balzac in the late 1800s. The statue is 50 inches high by 24 inches wide and weighs 140 pounds. This high-profile piece of stolen art would most likely be difficult to sell on the open market without detection. Authorities predict that the thieves would move the piece underground to shop it on the black market, ransom it to an insurance company, or worse sell it for the value of the metal.