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City of New York seized and auctioned Joseph Arthur’s van which was full of equipment and artwork

Joseph Arthur at Bowery Ballroom, May 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur got some crummy news today:

NYC towed my van and sold it with amps and equipment and so much art in it. It’s a white 2003 dodge ram. Sold yesterday. Please help recover. Anyone with any knowledge or help (lawyers) into how to deal with a city taking and selling your stuff would be greatly appreciated. I just found out about this and cant think straight but so much priceless (to me) was inside. Over 40 large scale paintings rolled in canvas. I’m gutted.

…The van wasn’t towed and sold the same day. It was towed from a place where it was getting repaired and sold when i was in Mexico under the impression that it was back at the shop.

City of New York says buy information is confidential, so if you have any info on Joseph Arthur’s van — maybe you bought it? — you can contact him via his Facebook page. Hope your van/stuff back!

Joseph has a couple upcoming NYC shows: He plays City Winery on Monday, August 27 with Teddy Thompson (tix) and will also be at ATP NY.

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