Thief rips photo from Willits wall
Aspen, CO Colorado
BASALT ” Basalt police are looking for someone who swiped an unusual photograph from the lobby of a building at Willits in February.
A 3-D lenticular photograph was taken from the lobby of the Triangle Loft building between 5 p.m. Feb. 22, and 5 p.m. the next day, Basalt Police Chief Keith Ikeda said. The photograph is valued at $9,000.
The piece, called “Tight Pull,” features a group of people with their limbs tangled up while lying on a surface that looks like a Twister board, except all the dots are purple. (See photo.) The photograph was taken by Linda Girvin, an artist from Aspen.
Ikeda said the photograph was connected to the wall of the lobby with security bolts. The thief or thieves tore the photograph from the wall.
“There’s a hole in the dry wall,” Ikeda said.
The theft was reported by a resident of the Willits building.
There are no suspects. Ikeda asked that anyone with information about the whereabouts of the art call the police station at 927-4316.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a limited-liability company has proper standing to sue the city of Aspen over its affordable-housing fees.