How Springfield’s Andy Warhols Were Stolen

Springfield Art Museum Ups Security After Warhol Theft_54498553
Make It Count

By 1985, when the Springfield Art Museum received a donation of 10 Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup screenprints, the artist himself was more interested in making TV shows and movies than Pop prints and paintings.

If someone made a movie about the night seven of those screenprints were stolen, the establishing shots would be all about routine.

The museum boasted multiple levels of security: Guards. Locks. Alarms. Video.

At the time of the 2016 theft, staff had begun updating the emergency plan for the first time in years.

In the early hours of April 7, the museum’s alarms were active. Video surveillance captured the darkened, quiet galleries. At closing time, a guard checked the museum’s locks.

(Read the full story on the Springfield News-Leader’s website.)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local Sports

More Local Sports

World News

More World News
Make It Count

Trending Stories

Washington DC Bureau

Washington DC Bureau

Newsfeed Now

More Newsfeed Now