Second Art Theft Reported at New Canaan Library
A piece of artwork has been reported stolen from the New Canaan Library for the second time in seven months. New Canaan Police said someone took a Tiffany stained-glass painting from the library last Thursday. Police said the painting was hanging in the library’s art gallery and was there at about 9:15 a.m. Police said the work is valued at about $2,100.
Library Director Alice Knapp said the staff is “saddened” by the theft of the piece, created by Isadora Machado. “We are doing our best at this time to cooperate with the police department and are studying ways to prevent any future violation of the beautiful work that is loaned to us for the benefit of all New Canaan residents and patrons,” Knapp said. She did not comment when asked about specific security measures the library would take.
Alanna Fagan’s “Bay Window” painting was stolen from the library during an exhibit last September. Although the library asked for its return, Fagan’s work is still missing.
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