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Category: sculpture theft

Kunstraub: Städte wappnen sich gegen Kunstraub – Nachrichten – DerWesten

Kunstraub: Städte wappnen sich gegen Kunstraub – Nachrichten – DerWesten. Da ist sie noch da: Die Plastik „Pandora“ stand etwa 20 Jahre auf einer Wiese an einer Straßenkreuzung in Duisburg-Homberg. Jetzt haben Metalldiebe die wertvolle Skulptur, die dem Lehmbruck-Museum gehört, geraubt. (Foto: Google Streetview) Duisburg/Essen. Das Duisburger Lehmbruck-Museum will jetzt ein Dutzend seiner Skulpturen aus…

Bethesda Museum and garden – Stolen sculptures found damaged beyond repair

Stolen sculptures found damaged beyond repairPublished 01/20/11BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police have found five bronze sculptures stolen from a Bethesda museum garden, but say the pieces are damaged beyond repair.AP VIDEOmore>>Police have issued a warrant charging 27-year-old Daniel Conticchio of Washington with theft and other offenses.Officers say Conticchio sold the damaged sculptures, which…

Washington – Man arrested in stolen scuptures case

A 27-year-old Northwest Washington man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the theft and vandalism of seven bronze sculptures worth about $90,000 at a Bethesda museum, Montgomery County police said.County officers found Daniel Conticchio sleeping in his car in the parking lot of Wildwood Shopping Center, at Old Georgetown Road and Democracy Boulevard in…

The Art Newspaper – Danish town secures public bronze sculptures with alarms

Safety improved after reports of thefts in neighbouring town, possibly owing to rise in price of bronzeBy Clemens Bomsdorf | Web onlyPublished online 20 Jan 11 (News)COPENHAGEN. A Danish municipality is to secure its public bronze sculptures with motion sensor alarms and global positioning systems (GPS) after reports of thefts of works in the neighbouring…

Norwich – Man considers offer in case of statue stolen from Norwich cemetery – Norwich, CT – Norwich Bulletin

A Willimantic man charged in the theft of a historic 450-pound bronze statue from the Yantic Cemetery in Norwich is taking time to mull over an offer to settle his case short of trial. Sean McNee, 44, appeared briefly in Norwich Superior Court on Wednesday where the undisclosed offer was made. He is charged with first-degree larceny,…

Salisbury, UK: Statue stolen from gallery

Statue stolen from gallery http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/8419379.Statue_stolen_from_gallery/ 11:00am Wednesday 29th September 2010 • By Kirsty Barton » STAFF at Fisherton Mill in Salisbury are having to reassess their displays and security after a limited edition statue worth more than £1,200 was stolen. The bronze piece, by artist Gill Brown, was taken from a plinth in the gallery’s…

Jaipur, India: Statue stolen from Peacock Garden

Statue stolen from Peacock Garden http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Statue-stolen-from-Peacock-Garden/articleshow/6493921.cms TNN, Sep 5, 2010, 01.50am IST JAIPUR: A metal statue in the Peacock Garden situated under Malviya Nagar flyover was stolen on Friday night. The thieves, in a bid to steal another one, damaged it. The theft occurred despite the presence of two security guards. Local residents alleged negligence…

San Jose, CA USA: Vanished: 200-Pound Bronze Statue of Evil Spirit

Vanished: 200-Pound Bronze Statue of Evil Spirit http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/Vanished-Bronze-Statue-of-Evil-Spirit-102169239.html By MATT BAUME Updated 1:15 PM PDT, Fri, Sep 3, 2010 AP Say, you haven’t seen any evil spirits lurking about, have you? “Well, that’s typical,” said Dennis Behat, artistic director for Ballet San Jose ballet, when he learned that a bronze sculpture of an evil spirit…

Snohomish, WA USA: Vandal also stole part of family's heart

Published: Sunday, August 15, 2010 Vandal also stole part of family’s heart http://heraldnet.com/article/20100815/NEWS01/708159915 Someone took the steel salmon from a sculpture to memorialize Peter Skerratt, who died in November 2007. By Alejandro Dominguez Herald Writer SNOHOMISH — Peter Skerratt died in a freak accident by falling from his bicycle on a slippery Sixth Street Bridge…

Cardiff, Wales: Statue by Victorian sculptor stolen from Cardiff park

12 August 2010 Last updated at 11:00 ET Statue by Victorian sculptor stolen from Cardiff park http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-10949820 ‘Joyance’ is among the works of Cardiff sculptor Sir William Goscombe John A statue by a renowned Victorian sculptor has been stolen from a park in his home city. ‘Joyance’, an 1899 statue of a boy by Sir…

Cottam, Lancashire UK: Fury as bronze statues stolen from city estate

Fury as bronze statues stolen from city estate http://www.lep.co.uk/news/fury_as_bronze_statues_stolen_from_city_estate_1_979225 GONE: Cottam resident Ken Youde surveys the spot off Greenside, Cottam, where the statues once stood, and below, the wild boar before it was taken Published on Mon Aug 02 08:58:21 BST 2010 Thieves have stolen two pieces of bronze artwork from the middle of a…

Limerick, Ireland: Wax sculptures stolen from city gallery

Wax sculptures stolen from city gallery http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/Wax-sculptures-stolen-from-city.6447386.jp Published Date: 31 July 2010 By Alan Owens TWO pieces of art sculpture were stolen from a city centre art gallery in an incident being described by Henry Street gardai as a “pretty stupid crime to commit”. A Jasminite piece and a wax sculpture were stolen from the…

Sculptures stolen from Breckenridge art gallery

Sculptures stolen from Breckenridge art gallery http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20100723/NEWS/100729902/1078&ParentProfile=1055 Missing art pieces valued at $7,750 By Robert Allen summit daily news Breckenridge Police Department seeks the public’s help in finding the stolen items. Anyone who recognizes the pieces or has any information about the case is asked to call detective Jaala Cahill at (970) 547-3134. People with…

Chapel Hill – Sculpture Stolen In Front Of Town Museum

Sculpture Stolen In Front Of Town Museum http://www.wchl1360.com/details3.html?id=15308 07/22/10 03:38PM WCHL News A piece of artwork has been reported stolen from in front of the Chapel Hill Museum. Lieutenant Kevin Gunter with the Chapel Hill Police Department says piece of art was taken earlier this month. The stolen art is titled “The Landing.” Police reports…

140-year-old statue stolen from convent

140-year-old statue stolen from convent http://www.themonitor.com/articles/strong-40145-tip-convent.html June 23, 2010 8:04 PM Ildefonso Ortiz The Brownsville Herald GOT A TIP? Anyone with information about the theft of the statue is asked to call Brownsville Police Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-8477. BROWNSVILLE — Two lit candles remain inside an orange brick grotto where the sisters of Incarnate…

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood

Thieves make off with 7ft topless mermaid statue carved from wood http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Thieves-make-topless-7ft-mermaid-statue-carved-wood/article-2310598-detail/article.html The half-ton wooden mermaid. A BUXOM 7ft mermaid weighing almost half a tonne has been stolen from a Lincolnshire artist. The mermaid was made by an Australian woman who specialises in creating page three-style pieces during a competition in the UK. The statuesque…

Statue of reading boy stolen from Allen library

Statue of reading boy stolen from Allen library http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Sculpture-of-reading-boy-stolen-from-Allen-library-96323939.html by JONATHAN BETZ WFAA Posted on June 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM Updated yesterday at 11:39 PM ALLEN — For years, a sculpture of a boy nicknamed “Tommy” has been an inspiration to thousands of North Texas children. The statue was a gift to the Allen…

Stolen bear statue found in bushes at community center

Stolen bear statue found in bushes at community center http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge/news/2342576,park-ridge-bearstolen-060310-s1.article June 1, 2010 By JENNIFER JOHNSON jjohnson@pioneerlocal.com A nearly 6-foot-tall Scottish-bear statue, missing from Park Ridge’s Centennial Park for a week, returned Saturday just as mysteriously as it had disappeared. The statue, part of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care’s Promise of Park Ridge 2010 public…

Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen

Historic Monmouth statue’s staff stolen http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/8183572.Historic_Monmouth_statue___s_staff_stolen/ 12:30pm Tuesday 25th May 2010 A 218 year-old staff was stolen from the hand of one of Monmouth’s historical monuments. The military staff, known locally as Henry’s scroll, is part of the statue of Henry V which was erected at the front of the Shire Hall in 1792, and…

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked

Vermont, R.I. sculpture thefts might be linked http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100526/NEWS02/5260376/1003/NEWS02 By PATRICK McARDLE STAFF WRITER – Published: May 26, 2010 DORSET — A second edition of a Rhode Island artist’s bronze sculpture of a woman is missing from a local home and is believed to have been taken around the same time as an edition was taken…

Sculpture stolen in home burglary

Sculpture stolen in home burglary http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_c1f20548-67c4-11df-973a-001cc4c002e0.html Gazette-Times | Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:00 am | 1 Comment Have you seen ‘Exaltation?’ The sculpture was stolen sometime Sunday. Call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858. (Contributed photo) A sculpture worth about $20,000 was stolen Sunday in a residential burglary and investigators hope someone will…