Theft of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Murals
In July 2002, two oil paintings by Maxfield Parrish were stolen during a burglary of a gallery in West Hollywood, California. The paintings are two panels from a series commissioned for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s 5th Avenue mansion in New York. The paintings were cut from their frames during the theft. The value of the two paintings is estimated at $4 million.