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Los Angeles police seeking 9 Warhol prints that were stolen, replaced with copies – 680 NEWS

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Police are looking for nine Andy Warhol prints they say were stolen from a Los Angeles business and replaced with copies.The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1UHZkbW ) says the silk-screen prints, signed by Warhol and valued at $350,000, apparently were stolen from the fourth floor of a commercial business sometime in the past three years.But according to a police affidavit, the owners didn’t notice the switch until two prints were taken to a West Adams shop for reframing.Police said that in July, the shop owner discovered the art was fake. The colour copies were fuzzy and didn’t carry Warhol’s signature.

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