Man Charged With Taking Dali Work from Manhattan Gallery | NBC New York

Man Charged With Taking Dali Work from Manhattan Gallery

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    A 1949 Salvador Dali painting, called "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio."

    Authorities have charged a man with ripping off a Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan gallery, only to return it in the mail.

      The suspect appeared in court on Tuesday following his arrest in the theft of a work titled "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio.''
     
    Prosecutors allege that he walked into the Upper East Side gallery one afternoon in June, put the painting in a shopping bag and walked out.
     
    They say after security video images of the man were widely circulated, he anonymously mailed the piece back to the United States from Greece.
     

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