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Stolen art only goes with expensive wine


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Two local artists have been deprived of the most recent additions to their canvas collections.

Sarah Lippincott and Gene Acevedo—known in the art world as Ra and Count Mephisto, respectively— had their pieces taken as part of a burglary occurred on the early hours of January 29, 2011, at the trendy Sass Bar & Grill in downtown Stockton. The thieves also took an undetermined amount of expensive wine and alcohol, said the restaurant’s owner Samuel Ventura.

A Stockton native, Lippincott —a graduate from The Art Institute of Atlanta— has exhibited in New England, the South, the Netherlands, Paris, and Belize, had recently returned to the Stockton area, displaying her newest art at the Tidewater Art Gallery, of which she is a an active member. She had several pieces at Sass at the time of the robbery.

Although Acevedo is a well-known local Latino community activist, his artistic side has been prolific and shrouded under his pseudonym since his teen years. He had exhibited in several unorthodox venues until joining the Mexican Heritage Center, where he serves as President of the Board and contributes to exhibitions regularly. He had three pieces stolen from Sass.

Since the pieces are well-known among local art aficionados —making their illegal commercialization in the area maybe difficult— the thieves’ motive seems unclear. Then again, they took only the expensive wine.

Two local artists have been deprived of the most recent additions to their canvas collections.

Sarah Lippincott and Gene Acevedo—known in the art world as Ra and Count Mephisto, respectively— had their pieces taken as part of a burglary occurred on the early hours of January 29, 2011, at the trendy Sass Bar & Grill in downtown Stockton. The thieves also took an undetermined amount of expensive wine and alcohol, said the restaurant’s owner Samuel Ventura.

A Stockton native, Lippincott —a graduate from The Art Institute of Atlanta— has exhibited in New England, the South, the Netherlands, Paris, and Belize, had recently returned to the Stockton area, displaying her newest art at the Tidewater Art Gallery, of which she is a an active member. She had several pieces at Sass at the time of the robbery.

Although Acevedo is a well-known local Latino community activist, his artistic side has been prolific and shrouded under his pseudonym since his teen years. He had exhibited in several unorthodox venues until joining the Mexican Heritage Center, where he serves as President of the Board and contributes to exhibitions regularly. He had three pieces stolen from Sass.

Since the pieces are well-known among local art aficionados —making their illegal commercialization in the area maybe difficult— the thieves’ motive seems unclear. Then again, they took only the expensive wine.

These are some of the art pieces stolen…

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