May 20, 2022

Report: Alta and Los Angeles Public Library Announce $10,000 Reward for Information Leading to Long-Lost Sculpture

From The Los Angeles Times:

Efforts to track down the missing sections of the long-lost sculpture Well of Scribes are ramping up.

The Los Angeles Public Library and Alta magazine and its publisher announced on Tuesday a $10,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of the sculpture’s lost pieces. The bronze sculpture — which honored history’s great writers — mysteriously vanished more than 50 years ago when the downtown L.A. library underwent a makeover.

Source: Alta

“We’re excited to broaden the search and to ask the public’s help in this endeavor,” said Alta magazine editor Blaise Zerega in a phone interview. He encouraged anyone with a hunch about the missing pieces’ whereabouts to reach out.

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See Also: Long-lost library sculpture returns to L.A. But the mystery continues (via LA Times, October 2019)

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