Damien Hirst Art Works Stolen From A London Gallery

Police believe one thief targeted and stole the pieces

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London police are looking for witnesses after two art pieces by Damien Hirst were stolen early Monday morning. The pieces were taken from the Exhibitionist Gallery in Notting Hill, BBC reports.

Both of the works were signed by the artist, and feature multi-colored dots — a Hirst staple. Together the pieces are worth £33,000 (about $54,000). One of the works, called Pyronin Y, was made in 2005 and is worth £15,000 (about $24,500) and the other, called Oleoylsarcosine, was made in 2008 and worth £18,000 (about $29,500).

Police believe the pieces were taken by a single thief who likely entered the gallery by forcing the front doors open. “It appears the suspect has specifically targeted the two pieces,” Detective Sergeant Jon Lightfoot told BBC. “The items would have been visible in the back of the car and we are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to please come forward.”

[BBC]

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