Artworks stolen from London gallery

2013-12-11 12:10
London - Two signed Damien Hirst works of art worth £33 000 (R560 000) have been stolen from an upmarket gallery, BBC reported. 

According to the BBC’s website the pieces were taken from the Exhibitionist Gallery in Notting Hill, west London, in the early hours of Monday.

“The stolen works, called Pyronin Y and Oleoylsarcosine, feature multi-coloured dots.

“Police believe the artworks were specifically targeted and want witnesses to come forward,” the BBC wrote.

Since 1987, over 80 solo Damien Hirst exhibitions have taken place worldwide and his work has been included in over 250 group shows.

Hirst’s first major retrospective The Agony and the Ecstasy was held in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples in 2004.

His contribution to British art over the last two and a half decades was recognised in 2012 with a major retrospective of his work staged at Tate Modern.

Hirst lives and works in London and is renowned for his work with treacherous materials including thousands of gallons of formaldehyde for his pickled shark and other animals.

(The artwork Kaempferol, 2010, part of the artist Damien Hirst's exhibition The Complete Spot Paintings at the Gagosian Gallery. Getty Images)

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