Picasso Drawing Stolen From Union Square Gallery

In a rare-art theft in the city, a $200,000 Picasso drawing was stolen from the Weinstein Gallery in Union Square, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The small work—measuring in at a mere eight-inches—was hanging in the Geary Street gallery yesterday, when a nicely dressed man in dark glasses, no socks, and loafers snatched it up. At 11:41 a.m., the work, a pencil drawing of a woman titled "Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman)," was reported missing. It's the first time a piece of art has been stolen from the street-level gallery, which also features pieces by Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dali. Aside from the obvious Picasso factor, it's believed that the piece of work, which was just purchased by the gallery for $122,500 this past spring, was an easy target thanks to its size. Plus, to add insult to injury, the gallery's president Rowland Weinstein had just returned from his honeymoon when he found out about the theft. Gulp. For more info on the case, head to the link below.
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