Saturday, December 27, 2008
To Catch a Thief
IncredibleArtist.com, my gallery in Palm Springs has many of my paintings, along with other artists from the gallery, on display at the Hyatt Hotel on Palm Canyon in Palm Springs. It has transformed the previously bare lobby into a real art showplace. While I was away, a thief, accompanied by his girlfriend, took a large giclee of this "California Commute" off the wall and casually strolled out of the hotel onto the street. Luckily, the security guard who was patrolling the second story overlooking the lobby saw him as he walked out of the building. He was quite a distance from him but ran down the stairs and managed to catch him on the street and grabbed the painting shouting, "What do you think you're doing?" The thief and his girlfriend took off running and the guard was unable to catch them. Thank goodness he saved the art.