"A Well-Dressed Man" Stole This Picasso From An Art Gallery And Escaped Into A Waiting Taxi


Photo: via Weinstein Gallery

This is the classiest crime we’ve read about all day.A “well-dressed man” walked into a San Francisco art gallery yesterday and walked out minutes later with a Picasso drawing worth $200,000.

He then mysteriously disappeared into a waiting taxicab, according to Gawker (via SFGate) .

The 1965 pencil drawing, “TĂȘte de Femme (Head of a Woman),” is 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches, about the size of a piece of computer paper, SFGate reports. It was on display at the Weinstein Gallery in tourist-heavy Union Square, where it was hanging between a Chagall and a DalĂ­.

The man, who is still on the loose, was described to police as a “white man about 6 feet tall, age 30 to 35, wearing a dark jacket, a white shirt, dark pants, large dark glasses and loafers with no socks.”

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