Mark Lugo, the New Jersey resident accused of stealing a Picasso drawing from a San Francisco art gallery, was charged by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office on Friday. Read More
The New York City sommelier accused of stealing a pricey Pablo Picasso sketch from a Union Square art gallery on Tuesday says he’s stunned by the global media attention his case has garnered.
“This has been completely blown out of proportion,” Mark Lugo exclaimed in a brief jailhouse interview with The San Francisco Examiner on Friday. Read More
He appears to favor ritzy hotels, fine wine and pricey artwork.
But the motive for 30-year-old Mark Lugo, who worked at the high-end New York restaurant BLT Fish as a beverage manager, to allegedly steal a Picasso sketch from a San Francisco art gallery remains unknown to police.
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A suspect is in custody in the brazen midday theft of a pricey Pablo Picasso sketch from a Union Square art gallery on Tuesday, police announced Thursday.
News outlets are reporting that police have also recovered the Picasso original worth more than $200,000.
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An original Picasso artwork worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken from a San Francisco art gallery Tuesday morning in a brazen daylight heist, according to police and the gallery.
A man walked into the Weinstein Gallery in the 300 block of Geary Street about 11:40 a.m., plucked the drawing off the wall and left in a taxicab, police said. Read More
An original Picasso artwork worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken from a San Francisco art gallery this morning in a brazen daylight heist, S.F. police and the gallery confirmed. Read More
A piece of art worth several hundred thousand dollars was stolen this morning from a gallery near Union Square, a police spokesman said. A man walked into the gallery, located in the 300 block of Geary Street, at about 11:40 a.m., took a drawing off the wall and walked out, Officer Albie Esparza said. He was seen getting into a taxicab and leaving the area. Read More
Pablo Picasso, the most recognized name in modern art, is the subject of a big, fabulously varied exhibit that opened Saturday at the de Young Museum, where his art, rather than his fame, is featured.
“Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris” ignores the artist’s “biography and mythology,” says Fine Arts Museums director John E. Buchanan Jr. Instead, it’s a rich retrospective of Picasso’s work featuring 150 paintings, drawings and sculpture. Read More
Visitors to the de Young Museum's next monster show, "Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris," should not expect the dark rainbow wall colors that graced the museum's two recent Impressionist exhibits.
According to one of many strict rules from the lending museum, all gallery walls must be white. Read More
In the early 1900s, the Stein family — Gertrude, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael’s wife, Sarah — were swept up in the excitement of Parisian life. The American expatriates lived modestly and spent their money on paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other young artists they befriended. Read More