Best of Seattle: Unlikely Resolution to an Art Theft

It’s every artist’s nightmare: You’re invited to show your work in some important, far-off city—well, Salem, Oregon—and the truck transporting your art is stolen. That’s what happened with Whiting Tennis’ stolen paintings last December, resulting in the loss of seven works. Then the story got a little crazier, almost like a true-crime novel. His gallery, Greg Kucera, got a suspicious call from a guy who’d “found” two of the lost works. Kucera and an assistant then had to do a cash drop at a 7-Eleven in Federal Way—where else?—to recover the pair. Sadly, there’s been no word on the other artworks, but Kucera could now do some kind of group show with a criminal theme.

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