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Dali sculpture stolen from art gallery

July 27, 2006 at 9:30 PM

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 (UPI) -- An Austin, Texas, art gallery was the scene of a daring art theft this week when an unidentified man walked out with a $12,000 Salvador Dali sculpture.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that the director of the El Taller Gallery chased after a man who had placed the sculpture, "Homage to Gaudi," under his shirt and fled the gallery, escaping in a car.

Gallery director Earl Stanley told the newspaper a new updated security system was being installed at the gallery.

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