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Two Damien Hirst Artworks Have Been Stolen In London

Scotland Yard say two works of art by Hirst have been stolen from a gallery in Notting Hill.

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Scotland Yard have announced that two works from artist Damien Hirst were stolen from the Exhibitionist Gallery in Notting Hill early Monday morning.

3. The missing artworks are called “Pyronin Y”, created in 2005, and “Oleoylsarcosine”, created in 2008, and feature multi-coloured dots. Together they’re worth £33,000.


Metropolitan Police

@metpoliceuk

Officers appeal for info after two Damien Hirst artworks stolen in west #London http://t.co/CstiKc0MLK

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Det Sgt Jon Lightfoot has said: “It appears the suspect has specifically targeted the two pieces.” Scotland Yard think the heist involved only one person who may have left in a car. Lightfoot added that the artwork: “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.”

5. Quite a few people on Twitter seem unmoved by the news that the paintings have been stolen.


Andy Comfort

@andycomfort

These stolen Damien Hirst paintings - I’m sure I’ve seen them in my opticians when doing a colour blindness test:

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Seeing the two Damien Hirst pieces of art that have been stolen has just reminded me how FUCKING SHIT most "art" is. Just a bunch of dots.

— NiallBaxter (@Niall.)

Niall.

@NiallBaxter

Seeing the two Damien Hirst pieces of art that have been stolen has just reminded me how FUCKING SHIT most “art” is. Just a bunch of dots.

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Police have released an artist's impression of the painting thief, drawn by Damien Hirst himself.

— kerihw (@Keri)

Keri

@kerihw

Police have released an artist’s impression of the painting thief, drawn by Damien Hirst himself.

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8. This person is acting suspicious this morning.

Does anyone want to buy a couple of Damien Hirst paintings?

— amateuradam (@Adam Kay)

Adam Kay

@amateuradam

Does anyone want to buy a couple of Damien Hirst paintings?

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9. So is the ‘i’ newspaper.

Hmmm.

— RogerQuimbly (@Mr Roger Quimbly)

Mr Roger Quimbly

@RogerQuimbly

Hmmm.

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