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February 7, 2002

Police seek painting stolen from Memorial Union

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University police are investigating the theft of an oil painting reported missing from the Memorial Union on Wednesday (2/6).

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Purdue police Capt. Ron Fosnaugh said the three-by-six foot canvas depicts a 1930s-era Purdue football team during a touchdown drive. The painting normally hangs outside the service entrance to the Sweet Shop on the ground floor of the Union. Police believe the painting was taken sometime between noon Friday (2/1) and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (2/5).

The painting, by E. Pierre Wainwright, is valued at $10,000. Anyone with information should contact the Purdue Police Department at (765) 494-8221.

Writer: Sharon A. Bowker, (765) 494-9723, sbowker@purdue.edu

Source: Capt. Ron Fosnaugh, (765) 494-9926, rjfosnaugh@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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The painting, titled "Union Football-Touchdown Run" by E. Pierre Wainwright, was in a three-by-six foot wooden frame when it was stolen from outside the service entrance of the Sweet Shop in the Purdue Memorial Union.

A publication-quality photograph is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu and at ftp://ftp.purdue.edu/pub/uns/. Photo ID: fosnaugh.painting


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