A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered to anyone with information leading to the recovery of one or more sections of the long-lost sculpture the Well of the Scribes, which disappeared from the Los Angeles Public Library’s central branch 50 years ago. The 1926 bronze fountain went missing in the 1960s when the Central Library’s West Lawn was razed to put in a parking lot. The sculpture’s fate was unknown until last summer, when a section was discovered in Arizona after Alta published a Cold Case article about the Well’s disappearance. The magazine has since hired a private investigator and is now appealing to the public for help.
Alta magazine, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library, has announced a reward of up to $10,000 for anyone who provides information leading to the recovery of one or more of the missing pieces.
Anyone with information should contact Alta magazine: email@example.com
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PRESS COVERAGE TO DATE:
Alta, L.A. Library Announce $10,000 Reward for Information Leading to Long-Lost Sculpture — Los Angeles Times
L.A. Public Library Announces Reward for Return of Bronze Fountain Piece — Architectural Digest
Magazine, L.A. Library Offer $10K Reward in Search for Long-Lost Sculpture — KTLA
LA Library Offering $10,000 Reward for Information on Sculpture’s Missing Pieces — ABC7
The ‘Well of the Scribes’ Sculpture Resurfaces — Alta
Sculpture Returns to L.A. Central Library After Turning Up in Arizona 50 Years After Mysteriously Disappearing — KTLA
Long-Lost Bronze Sculpture Was Discovered in Bisbee Antique Shop and Returned to LA Library — AZ Central
Lost for 50 Years, a Once-Missing Sculpture Has Returned to the Los Angeles Library — Washington Post
3,000 Pound Missing Statue Returned to Library 50 Years Later — WTHR
Los Angeles Library Statue Found in Arizona After 50 Years. See Its Return. — NBC4
Panel from Missing L.A. Public Library Sculpture Found After 50 Years — FOX News
City Librarian John Szabo Unveils the Well of the Scribes at Central Library — Esotouric
Watch as the Los Angeles Central Library Unveils the Found Portion of the Well of the Scribes — ABC7
A Long-Lost Sculpture Returns to L.A. but the Mystery Continues — Los Angeles Times
Portion of a Missing Sculpture Returned to Central Library — Los Angeles Downtown News
Brandon Reynolds Explains the Mystery of the Long-Lost Well of the Scribes — KCRW
Hear Brandon Reynolds Discuss the Discovery on SoCal Public Radio — 89.3 KPCC
A Piece of a Missing L.A. Library Sculpture Was Found in Arizona. Where Are the Other Two? — Los Angeles Times
Lost for Decades, Bronze Library Sculpture Turns Up in Arizona — Curbed Los Angeles
Mystery Solved: Sculpture Missing for 50 Years Found in Bisbee — Herald/Review
A Piece of a Sculpture Missing for 50 Years Was Found in a Bisbee Antique Store — KOLD News 13 (video)
Piece of Missing Sculpture Resurfaces in Antiques Store 50 Years Later — UPI (video)
Arizona Antique Dealer Helps Los Angeles Library Reunite with Lost Art — Arizona Daily Star
Whatever Happened to the Well of the Scribes? — Alta
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