An Artist's Painting Stolen From Him on Train

The painting, valued at $30,000, was stolen from the sleeping artist in Germany.

The current ICE logo in DB Head font on an ICE 3. Photo by Sebastian Terfloth via Wikimedia Commons / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en (detail)
The current ICE logo in DB Head font on an ICE 3. Photo by Sebastian Terfloth via Wikimedia Commons / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en (detail)

On Friday, September 24, a 44-year-old artist boarded an ICE train from Cologne to Munich with one of his works in tow. Believing that he had found a safe place for his painting in a nook between two seats, he took a nap. He planned to put the painting up for auction in the Bavarian capital.

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An unknown perpetrator stole this painting, valued at approx. 25,000 euros, from the artist on the way to an auction. Image Federal Police Directorate Munich
An unknown perpetrator stole this painting, valued at approx. 25,000 euros, from the artist on the way to an auction. Image Federal Police Directorate Munich

When he arrived in Munich, however, he found that the painting, valued at 25,000 euros ($30,000), had been stolen. He immediately reported the theft to the federal police, who checked the video recordings at the stations, but to no avail.

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