As reported by Censor.NET citing the statement by adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Mykhailo Apostol, the National Police initiated criminal proceedings into the paintings' disappearance.
"He (Ivan Marchuk - Ed.) gave his agent his best paintings for the next exhibition in Spain last summer as he had done previously. The agent promised to shift the Europeans' paradigm in art. Unfortunately, the promised exhibition of the outstanding artist was not held in September or any time later," Apostol wrote.
The adviser to the minister appealed to competent authorities who arranged a meeting with Marchuk. The National Police has filed criminal proceedings.
The official also added that the operation to locate the paintings has gained traction: the agent reached out and promised to return the most treasured paintings.
Earlier in 2007, The Daily Telegraph included Ivan Marchuk in top 100 geniuses of our time who create a multidimensional picture of the Universe and, being ahead of time, determine trends and development perspectives of the postindustrial civilization.