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2009-09-12 13:40:30

Millions of dollars worth of original art made by the late artist Andy Warhol was stolen from a Los Angeles home, police say. Los Angeles police Detective Donald Hrycyk said 11 large portraits by the Pop Art icon were stolen from the home of noted art collector Richard L. Weisman last week, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Hrycyk, head of the police department's art theft detail, said Weisman's housekeeper noticed the Warhol collection was missing Sept. 3. Other Warhol pieces, along...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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