Man walks out of San Francisco gallery with Salvador Dali painting

Man walks out of San Francisco gallery with Salvador Dali painting
Salvador Dali, Surrealistic Bullfight: Burning Giraffe. Courtesy Dennis Rae Fine Art via NBC News

[Ed. – Must have really wanted that Dali. It’s not like he can sell it. They’ll be all over him in a flash if he tries.]

A suspect who carried a $20,000 Salvador Dali painting out of a San Francisco art gallery while it was open and the director was present is being sought by police.

The painting, titled “Surrealistic Bullfight: Burning Giraffe,” was stolen Sunday from Dennis Rae Fine Art, the gallery’s co-owner David Schach told NBC News on Tuesday. It is worth an estimated $20,000, Schach said. …

The gallery does not lock up its art, so the suspect just grabbed it off the wall, Schach said.

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“It happened quickly,” he said. “The gallery director was speaking with other customers at the time of the theft.”

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