Parisian taxi driver returns €15 million painting that was accidentally left in

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3369908 56 Comments Parisian taxi driver returns €1.5 million painting that was accidentally left in his cab Concetto Spaziale by Italian painter Lucio Fontana is one of the 20th century’s most well-known artistic works. Employees hang Lucio Fontana’s ‘Concetto Spaziale, Attese, at Sotheby’s in London in January 2015 Source: Anthony DevlinA PAINTING WORTH €1.5 million that a Paris art dealer left in a taxi’s boot has been handed over by the cab’s driver, according to French police.The dealer, who was not identified by the police, had filed a complaint for theft after he “forgot” about the work after hailing the cab to meet a collector on Thursday 27 April.Unable to locate the taxi, he filed his complaint last Saturday.“The taxi has been found, he brought back the painting,” a police source said today.The artwork is by Argentina-born Italian sculptor and painter Lucio Fontana (1899 – 1968), entitled “Concetto Spaziale” (Spatial Concept), with an estimated value of €1.5 million, police said.The work is one of a series of abstracts Fontana made featuring the piercing of the canvas to create an actual dimension of space and using light.He became known for founding the spatialist movement, according to the Tate museum website.© – AFP, 2017Read: Here’s what Ireland’s Brexit strategy for the next two years looks likeRead: ISIS cyber criminal who hid USB drive in cufflinks sentenced to 8 years in prison 24,478 Views Tuesday 2 May 2017, 10:08 PM May 2nd 2017, 10:08 PM Short URL Share Tweet Email2 By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

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