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Two Warhol artworks have vanished from Slovakia's Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art
File photo of Andy Warhol and Tennessee Williams by James Kavallines, New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

MEDZILABORCE.- The Andy Warhol Museum of the Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia has come clean about the disappearance of two famous works of art by Andy Warhol. These artworks were on loan to a private individual who since then has vanished.

The irreplaceable artworks, one painting of a Campbell's Soup Can and a Marilyn Monroe image (which could sell for six figures), have been missing since March, however the museum had not announced the dissappearance until now that they have realized the possibilities of getting these back are slim.

The individual to whom these artworks were on loan were not the first one's, however they had no problem with the artworks' return in the past. The police investigation has resulted in finding out several details, including the fact that previous loans managed with this individual had been done with the man's company, however the loan of the Campbell Soup Can and Marilyn Monroe were loaned to the individual for "educational purposes".

Upon more in-depth investigation, they have found that the company, supposedly located in Jegeho street in Bratislava, is deserted.

Given the irregularities in this last loan, authorities have suspended the museum director over the lack of thoroughness that allowed this loan to occur. Veronika Fitzekova, spokeperson for the council in Presov (which runs the museum) added that the director had not been cooperating, which had made the search for contracts and documents regarding the loan difficult.

The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce has the second largest collection of Warhol's artworks, a total of 160, and it is located in north-eastern Slovakia because Julia Warhola, his mother, lived 10 miles from this town.

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