New York police are still looking for a brazen thief who walked into a Manhattan art gallery, swiped a Salvador Dali painting off the wall, stuffed it into a shopping bag and calmly walked away.
The entire incident went unnoticed until staff realised the \$150,000 watercolour and ink painting was missing and raised the alarm.
Gallery owner and famous New York art dealer Adam Lindemann told police Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio was taken on Wednesday afternoon from his new Venus Over Manhattan on Madison Avenue.
CCTV footage shows a man walking out of a lift carrying a shopping bag with what looks like the frame of the small painting protruding slightly at the opening.
According to several reports, the man asked a gallery guard if he could take a photograph of the Dali original and then took the painting when the security officer stepped away.
Police say the suspect is white, 35-45 years old, between 5ft 7in to 5ft 9in and has a receding hairline.
He was wearing a black and white checked shirt, dark-coloured jeans and dark footwear.
Meanwhile, Houston police are searching for a man who is accused of vandalising a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting in an act that was caught on video.
Uriel Landeros was charged in absence with felony graffiti and criminal mischief for spray-painting the artwork titled Woman In A Red Armchair.
A £3,200 reward has been offered for tips leading to the 22-year-old's arrest.
The painting was damaged on June 13 at the Menil Collection .
The act was caught in a 24-second video taken by a bystander and posted on YouTube.
It shows a man dressed in black holding a stencil up to the work of art and spray-painting it.
He left behind an image of a bullfighter, a bull and the word "conquista", which is Spanish for conquest.