Friday, September 28, 2007

He moved them, alright

From this morning's New York Times:

"A mover hired by the city to empty the apartment of a man who died without a will was sentenced in State Supreme Court yesterday to five years’ probation for stealing two sketches by Pablo Picasso. The mover, Nahum Kohen, 39, of Queens, admitted that he took the drawings ... from the home of the man, William Kingsland, after he died in March 2006. Mr. Kohen was hired by the Manhattan public administrator to move Mr. Kingsland’s belongings to a warehouse. ... [A] spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney said the Picassos were recovered undamaged."

Previous post on Kingsland/Melvyn Kohn here. I'm still looking forward to the movie.