Paintings worth $40,000 taken from Alamo Heights art gallery in Monday morning heist

The paintings were reportedly part of ad exec-turned-portrait artist Lionel Sosa's first solo exhibition.

click to enlarge Damage caused by the art heist at AnArte Gallery Monday morning. - Instagram / AnArte Gallery
Instagram / AnArte Gallery
Damage caused by the art heist at AnArte Gallery Monday morning.
Two paintings valued at a total of $40,000 were stolen from an art gallery near Alamo Heights early Monday morning, and the business was also vandalized, the Express-News reports.

Security footage from around 4:30 a.m. captured a black pickup truck pulling up to AnArte Gallery, located north of Alamo Heights on Broadway, the daily reports. A man in a hoodie was shown exited the vehicle,

The incident was the second time the gallery has been targeted this month, according to the Express-News. On May 6, someone smashed a window at AnArte, and surveillance footage captured a similar-looking  truck outside of gallery at around 2 a.m.

The two stolen paintings, titled Mariposa and Indigenous Man — After Edwards Curtis, are by San Antonio advertising executive-turned-portrait artist Lionel Sosa. It was Sosa's first solo exhibit, the Express-News reports.

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Michael Karlis is a Staff Writer at the San Antonio Current. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., whose work has been featured in Salon, Alternet, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Orlando Weekly, NewsBreak, 420 Magazine and Mexico Travel Today. He reports primarily on breaking news, politics...

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