Two Carolee Schneemann photographs valued at $105,000 that were taken from MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York, have been returned, Alison Fox of AM New York reports. The museum noted that the works were mailed back to the institution on November 3, four days after they were stolen.
Through the course of its investigation, the New York City police department discovered that a young woman is connected to the theft. A video recorded at a shipping store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, captured footage of her with the photographs. She was wearing dark clothing, a hat, and glasses, and appears to be in her twenties. The NYPD has asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the woman who is wanted for questioning.
The photographs were part of the institution’s exhibition “Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting,” which is on view until March 11, 2018. According to the police, when MoMA PS1 employees realized the works were missing on October 30, there was no sign of a break in at the museum and no alarm had been triggered.