Los Angeles detectives are investigating the theft of two pieces of art worth an estimated $400,000 from the Sam Simon Foundation, which was established by the late Simpsons co-creator.
Sgt. Matthew Dunn of the Lost Hills sheriff’s station told the Los Angeles Times the valuable artwork was taken from the property where the foundation trains service dogs sometime on April 9. One of the paintings is by Roy Lichtenstein, an American artist renowned for the “new art” style he helped popularize in the 1960s.
Sam died last month after a battle with colon cancer. He vowed to leave his sizable fortune to charity, with much of it benefitting the Sam Simon Foundation, which serves to “save the lives of dogs” and “enrich the lives of people.” Let’s all hope the art is recovered!