Stolen Dali painting is recovered

 

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A stolen Salvador Dali painting has been posted back to New York from Europe and intercepted at Kennedy International Airport, the US Postal Inspection Service said.

The $150,000 (£95,000) work of art was taken from a Madison Avenue art gallery last week by a man posing as a customer who walked out with the watercolour and ink painting in a shopping bag.

Inspection service spokeswoman Donna Harris told The New York Times the gallery received an email this week that said the painting had been sent back. A tracking number was included.

The gallery contacted police, and the painting was intercepted. No arrests have been made.

The 1949 painting, Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio, was part of the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery's very first exhibition. The gallery did not comment.

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