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Old 01-23-2009, 04:20 PM
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This acrylic paintnig on a reproduction of an old nav chart disappeared from a gallery in Sandpoint, Idaho last summer. It's about 40x27". I was hoping the gallery would find it eventually, but no. I used to joke that you haven't arrived in the art world until people think your work is worth stealing. Now it's happened. If you ever see or hear of it, please let me know.

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Old 01-23-2009, 06:05 PM
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Oh no that's horrible!!!! I wish you the best in finding it
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:48 PM
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Yeah, bummer. On the other hand I'm now one of the few! lol!
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:34 AM
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Re: Painting Stolen?

Hi Bob, Sorry to hear that. I used to say that too - a friend of mine had a painting stolen and he wore the experience like a badge of honour.

I was just wondering. You mention a gallery. Did they compensate you for the loss? I had a gallery 'lose' one of my paintings, and after about a year of them giving me the run around I insisted that they paid me what we'd agreed as a SOR price - I had this in writing. A gallery owner worth his salt wouldn't want to get a reputation for not looking after his artists. I left this gallery.

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Old 01-24-2009, 01:38 PM
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Andrew - He offered to pay me $100 extra if I would do another one. I suggested he was responsible for it and owed me the normal amount as if it had been sold. He said no way. That's where it is today. He's a nice guy but just barely keeping the doors open.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: Painting Stolen?

Surely he has insurance?
Btw - cool painting idea.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:38 PM
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I had painting stolen last fall.I started referring to the incident as the "art heist"

I also had a gallery "disappear" several years ago with 8 paintings.That I am still not taking well.

Hope your painting re-emerges.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:53 PM
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Surely he has insurance?
Btw - cool painting idea.

Either no insurance or won't use it. So, I'd have to sue him I suppose.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:57 PM
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I had painting stolen last fall.I started referring to the incident as the "art heist"

I also had a gallery "disappear" several years ago with 8 paintings.That I am still not taking well.

Hope your painting re-emerges.

That reminds me of a gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, nearly thirty years ago. I went by one day and it was empty! I lost four or five I think.
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Re: Painting Stolen?

I too had a painting stolen from a gallery, I fought with the owners for years, they acted like it was my fault, if it hadn't been so beautiful... ? I also got upset when he said I could always just paint another one... I wonder if there is some sort of insurace an artist could get on his or her work to protect if from theft, Galleries just closing with our artwork in there, fire, or some other problem.

I am so sorry you lost your painting, it is lovely and how creative ..

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Old 01-24-2009, 06:09 PM
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"I also got upset when he said I could always just paint another one.."

Cynthia - That seems to be the usual attitude. Deep down they don't think artwork has any value, not like if you made knifes, or boats. They don't care that you've spent your life studying, learning, thinking, practicing, trying, failing, getting up again to get to the point you paint that beautiful painting. That's what was most upsetting: he didn't seem to place any value on the lost work. Hurt my feelings.
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Hi Bob,

Have looked at the Pend Oreille Lake ? :-)
Sorry for that.
I've placed an image of it on my blog with a link to your e-email.
If you prefer a link to somewhere else, let me know.
Will be kept until the end of February.

Kind regards,

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Old 01-28-2009, 02:39 PM
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Wow...that really stinks. But, it's very good how your handling it. I know it's disappointing when things like that happen. I hope that it turns up soon.
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Re: Painting Stolen?

Hi, I think it is a sad thing to steal something that was created by you. Its not like loosing a TV set. That is one reason I am not sure I want to show my daughters art at a gallery.
I think that the owner of the gallery is responsible for your painting while it is
in his possession. I heard that if you hand up a coat in a designated place in a resturante that the owner is responsible. I would check into it.
Write him a letter asking him for a fair price and say; 30 days to pay it,
or you will take him to small claims court. It doesn't hurt to try it.
Good Luck Why not paint it again, you still have the copyright. Lloyd
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That sounds awful, hope you can find it!
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