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Ask Chris: Naked City

18 Michelangelo statues have gone missing

Photograph by Jason Schnieder

Q: What happened to the replicas of the David statue that were displayed on a Hancock Park lawn?

 A: That collection of mini Michelangelo reproductions made for one eye-popping front yard along 3rd Street. Alas, Norwood Young, the owner of the figures, moved to a condo in Beverly Hills more than a year ago. But pieces of his palazzo live on: In 2011, Young held an estate sale worthy of a Roman emperor, with 18 Davids going for $1,000 each. Several Venus de Milos and Caesar busts were also on the block, priced at up to $500 apiece.

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