$700 painting stolen from UW campus

Woman took art to show interior designer, police say
Surveillance image of a woman who investigators said stole an expensive piece of artwork from Union South.

Police are looking for help identifying a person officers said took a painting worth $700 from a University of Wisconsin-Madison building last week.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department said Tuesday that the artwork was stolen from Union South at about noon Wednesday.

Union South staff told police a 9- by 12-inch painting was missing from the wall in the 13087 Gallery. The work is valued at $700, police said.

UWPD said the theft was recorded on a security camera and provided a still image of the woman police are asking for help in identifying.

UWPD spokesman Marc Lovicott said police are not sharing any further description of the art “because of the nature of the investigation.”

Lovicott said the artist is from out of state.