Wyoming Art Thieves Nab Farny Painting

Police say one or more thieves in Wyoming have made off with more than $115,000 worth of art.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports several pieces of art have gone missing from multiple galleries, but a Henry Farny painting that disappeared on July 31 is worth $100,000.

Employees at Trailside Galleries didn’t notice the Farny painting was missing until August 1st because the suspect or suspects replaced it with a different piece of the gallery’s art.  The painting was supposed to be auctioned in September at the Jackson Hole Art Auction.

Other items stolen include a sculpture valued at $6,500 and a Native American-style Lakota horse mask valued at $9,750.

Police say it’s unknown if the thefts are connected.