Man Slashes $3 Million Painting in Aspen Gallery

Screen shot from surveillance camera at Opera Gallery
Screen shot from surveillance camera at Opera Gallery
(Aspen Police Dept.)

An unidentified man entered an art gallery in Aspen, Colo., and slashed a painting with a blade on Tuesday.

Wearing sunglasses and a hat, the bearded vandal lingered outside the Opera Gallery before entering to specifically harm the artwork by contemporary abstract artist Christopher Wool.

Priced at $2.95 million, the "Untitled 2004' painting was on consignment. The gallery owner believes the work was targeted, but the motive for the bizarre crime remains a mystery.

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