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December 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Reward offered for stolen paintings

This 2008 painting by artist Whiting Tennis, titled ‘Senior,” is among seven stolen last week in North Seattle. (Kucera Gallery photo)

This 2008 painting by artist Whiting Tennis, titled ‘Senior,” is among seven stolen last week in North Seattle. (Kucera Gallery photo)

A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who successfully recovers seven paintings by Seattle artist Whiting Tennis, which were stolen last week when a truck they were in was taken from a hotel parking lot.

The reward is being offered by Tennis’ gallery representative Greg Kucera.

Tennis is scheduled to open a show on Jan. 18 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Ore. and museum representatives were in town Wednesday to pick up the pieces from Tennis’ North Seattle studio.

They put the paintings in a rental truck, which was stolen overnight from the lot at a Holiday Inn Express where the museum representatives were staying.

Someone spotted the truck in West Seattle early Thursday morning, but didn’t report it to police until the weekend, after news about the stolen truck and artwork ran on TV.

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