Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Art Slueth?

Tom Torluemke

Hide & Seek, 1999 
71 1/4" x 133 3/4"
sign enamel on canvas

Once again, sadly, some art has turned up stolen. Hammond, Indiana based artist Tom Torluemke and Chicago based artist, Thomas Frank, each had two large paintings stolen in December. You can read more on the details in this article

Tom Torluemke
Between Two People, 2008 
5 1/2' x 8 ' 
oil on canvas (stretched)

While gathering this information for posting, I was unable to track down images of Franks stolen works, if I find links to them I will update this post. There is some belief that the works once stolen, may have been taken to Fort Wayne. If you see anything, hear anything or know anything regarding these stolen works, please contact us at OtC, Uncle Freddy's Gallery, or Detective John Murks at (219) 852-2906. More than anything, the artists just want their works back, undamaged. From the scale of these works, someone must have seen these works moved and they would be hard to simply hide. Let's hope that all 4 works find their way back into the artists' studios. Good Luck fellas.

1 Responses to “Art Slueth?”

Thomas said...
March 23, 2009 at 9:39 AM

I just found your blog after visiting Edward Winkleman's site. This is a great site and to my surprise hails from indiana. I am glad to have stumbled upon it. Thank you for posting about the missing paintings. At the time they were stolen, I wasn't terribly upset until a month later.

You can see a post about the missing paintings at my blog and website (

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