A painting by Roy Lichtenstein that was lost more than 40 years ago has resurfaced -- and is now the focus of a court order.
Lichtenstein's "Electrical Cord," went missing in 1970 in New York. The painting, created by the artist in 1962, depicts an electrical cord wound in a tight cylindrical shape.
The painting was reportedly recovered in a warehouse in New York's Upper East Side in late July. James Goodman, a New York gallery owner, notified the Lichtenstein Foundation of a possible painting by the artist at a warehouse on East 61st Street.
According to reports in the New York Post and the New York Daily News, the painting had been shipped to the warehouse from a gallery in Bogota, Colombia, apparently for a sale. The foundation later notified the widow of the owner of the painting, who initiated legal action to prevent the sale of the work.
A court in New York has ordered a temporary freeze on any sale of "Electric Cord." A hearing is set for Monday to determine the painting's fate.
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