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$150,000 Salvador Dali painting stolen from New York City art gallery

A Salvador Dali painting worth an estimated $150,000 was stolen from a Manhattan gallery earlier this week, police sources told NBC 4 New York on Thursday.


Salvador Dali's painting, "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio," which was stolen from a New York art gallery on June 19.

The 1949 painting, known as "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio," appears to have been stolen on Tuesday from The Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Madison Avenue, police sources said.

Surveillance cameras show a man wearing a dark shirt with white polka dots enter the gallery with a black cloth bag, police sources said. He is later seen on cameras leaving the gallery with the painting.

The New York Daily News reported that the man took an elevator from the third floor onto street level and fled down 77th Street. 

The painting was included in a display with other paintings as part of an exhibit at the gallery, which opened in May of this year, at 980 Madison Avenue between 76th and 77th Streets.


This image provided by the New York Police Department shows a surveillance camera image of a man suspected of stealing a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

NBC New York and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.

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