Monday, May 7, 2018

"A British man has been accused of slashing a multimillion-dollar painting in an art gallery in Aspen, Colorado, last year"


Surveillance footage from May 1, 2017, showed a bearded man in a hat and sunglasses saunter into the Opera Gallery, lay down a plank to block the doors from shutting fully, head straight toward the painting, then slash the its bottom-right corner twice.


Aspen Police last week identified Nicholas Morley, a 40-year-old British businessman, as the perpetrator. He has been charged with felony criminal mischief and a Colorado judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.


Court documents also revealed that Morley's father, Harold, owned the $3 million painting through a holding company in Barbados that traded art.