$100,000 KAWS Poster Stolen From Marc Ecko Gallery by Hipster-Type Person


A guy wearing a mustache, dark glasses, and…is that a hoodie? apparently ripped a $100,000 poster from the wall of the Marc Ecko art gallery on West 23rd Street on Thursday at around 6 p.m. This hipster or hipster-esque person knew what he was doing, and casually rolled up the loot, put it in a tube, and left. He was photographed by the elevator’s security camera, however. And he is wearing a hoodie, as well as jeans, a baseball hat, sunglasses, and running shoes. A hipster, then…or just a hipster mustache? But seriously, does this guy sort of look familiar to you, too?

The poster, done in acrylic over a Calvin Klein ad featuring Kate Moss, is titled “Untitled (Calvin Klein).” It is the work of KAWS, or Brian Donnelly, who was a Disney animator before becoming a graffiti and design artist based in Brooklyn.

Cops ask you to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) if you’ve seen this man…or this poster.

Our web editor Francesca Stabile remarks that this robber bears an uncanny resemblance to Matt Dillon. Yes. Any other takes? (Aside from the take that this may well be a stunt? We have a call in to Marc Ecko’s assistant and are waiting for comment.)

In the elevator and on the lift: The Burglar who walked out of New York gallery with $100,000 painting [Daily Mail]