Artist loans Warhol inspired works to museum after heist

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – An artist has loaned a series of paintings inspired by the works of Andy Warhol to a southwest Missouri museum from which seven valuable Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans were stolen.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the new temporary exhibition, called “Warhol Uncanned,” will be on display at the Springfield Art Museum from Wednesday through August 28. The museum is combining the display with a food drive.

Colorado artist Lindsey Wohlman donated the pieces from her “Warhol Naked and Unlabeled” series to fill the void left in the museum’s collection after the theft.

The FBI says the break-in took place early on April 7 and involved the theft of seven of 10 Warhol prints on permanent display. The site’s Warhol collection is valued at $500,000.

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