A 1910 Rockwell Kent painting of Monhegan Island was stolen from a barn in Bidde
A 1910 Rockwell Kent painting of Monhegan Island was stolen from a barn in Biddeford in 1990. Last fall, it turned up in a gallery in New York, for sale at $185,000, and is now in the hands of an art dealer outside of Detroit. The painting went through at least five art dealers after its theft, leading the painting's owners to charge that dealers pursue a policy of not asking about a piece's provenance in order to profit from stolen art. The dealers say the incident was a rare and unfortunate occurence in an otherwise honorable business. Details.
Paintings, Rockwell Kent
Curtis, Wayne, "A 1910 Rockwell Kent painting of Monhegan Island was stolen from a barn in Bidde" (1995). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 866.
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