New York (CNN) -- Police are searching for a thief who lifted an original Salvador Dali painting, valued at $150,000, from a Manhattan art gallery.
The 1949 painting, "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio," was taken Tuesday from the Venus Over Manhattan gallery by a man posing as a potential customer, according to a police statement
The thief is believed to have removed the painting from its mount and placed it in a shopping bag before leaving.
Surveillance video shows a thin, balding man walking out of the gallery with the bag in hand.
Gallery owner Adam Lindemann was not immediately available for comment.