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One of Adam Simon’s “Steal This Art” series (photo via James Wagner)

Artist Adam Simon’s Steal This Art series is pretty well known to the art hordes of the Bushwick art scene, but now someone has taken the words on the surface of the small painting as a challenge and snagged it from the Momenta Art benefit this month.

The Brooklyn Paper‘s Aaron Short reports:

The staff at Momenta Art is scrambling to find the crook who grabbed the five-by-seven-inch wood panel, valued at $300, which Simon donated as part of an annual fundraiser for the art space on Wednesday night.

This isn’t the first time someone has taken a work from the series. Last year, someone attempted to steal another work from the same series at Storefront Gallery in Bushwick but the painting was retrieved.

Simon doesn’t appear to enjoy the joke.

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