Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 12/12/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
LONDON -- British police say two Damien Hirst paintings together valued at £33,000 ($54,000) have been stolen from a London art gallery.
The Metropolitan Police says the two signed paintings were taken from the Exhibitionist Gallery in west London in the early hours of Monday. The works are among Hirst's series of "spot" paintings, covered in multicoloured dots.
Detective Sgt. Jon Lightfoot appealed Wednesday for witnesses who might have seen a dark-coloured hatchback car with polka-dot paintings in the back driving from the area to come forward.
Hirst is one of Britain's best-known and wealthiest living artists, famous for his pickled sharks and rotting animal installations as well as his paintings. In 2008, a Sotheby's auction of his work netted almost $200 million, a record for a living artist.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 12, 2013 C14
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
In praise of older woman
WAG's Inuit Art Centre receives $500-K donation
For cancer survivor Don Dietrich, heaven is a hockey rink in the Rockies
Andy Kindler: something old, something new...
Winnipeg actor Darcy Fehr went back to university at 40 and finds himself onstage in classic play
Outside the gallery, artists need to watch where they're going
Vocalist blooms Mezzo-soprano alters range, takes home Rose Bowl trophy
The human touch: Reva Stone recognized for career of groundbreaking digital art