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Travis Simpkins Creates Portrait of Don Hrycyk, LAPD Art Theft Detective

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Recently, artist Travis Simpkins completed a portrait illustration of Detective Donald Hrycyk, lead investigator of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Art Theft Detail. The LAPD Art Theft Detail is the only Municipal unit in the United States devoted to recovering stolen art and antiques. Detective Hrycyk made headlines recently, on December 17, when it was announced that he had cracked a six-year-old case, one of the largest art heists in L.A. history, involving 9 stolen paintings worth upwards of $10 million. The recovered art included paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera. Don Hrycyk was featured in Joshua Knelman’s 2011 book, “Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art.”

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