Iconic Andy Warhol Prints Taken From Springfield Art Museum

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Someone got into a Missouri art museum this week and took an unknown number of prints of Andy Warhols Campbells Soup Cans.

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1oJq3vu) reports the theft at the Springfield Art Museum happened in between 5:30 pm Wednesday and 8:45 am Thursday. Cops spokesperson Lisa Cox states the FBI and Interpol have actually been alerted.

The site for London-based art auction house Christies spokens a comparable 1968 color screenprint from Warhols Campbells Soup I series offeredcost more than $30,000 in 2015.

City spokeswoman Cora Scott states the museum is a department of the City of Springfield and is moneyed through propertyreal estate tax. She states all the works at the museum are covered by a great arts insurance policy that has an annual premium of approximately $14,000.