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Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

  • Two signed art works by North Devon-based artist Damien Hirst have been stolen from a gallery in London.

  • STOLEN: Damien Hirst's Oleoylsarcosine piece, worth £18,000.

  • STOLEN: Damien Hirst's Pyronin Y piece, worth £15,000.

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Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 have been stolen from a gallery in London.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the two pieces were stolen from the Exhibitionist Gallery, in Blenheim Crescent, London, between 3am and 3.30am on Monday.

Officers said a suspect entered the gallery by forcing the front doors and drove the items away in a dark-coloured hatchback-type vehicle towards Ladbroke Grove.

The stolen pieces feature multi-coloured dots and are signed by the artist, who has a house in Combe Martin.

The larger of the two stolen pieces is called "Pyronin Y" and measures 103cm x 116cm. It was created in 2005 and is worth £15,000.

The second art work is named "Oleoylsarcosine" and measures 67cm x 89cm. It was created in 2008 and is worth £18,000.

Detective Sergeant Jon Lightfoot, from the Kensington and Chelsea Borough of Metropolitan Police, said: "It appears the suspect has specifically targeted the two pieces. 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."

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit at Notting Hill Police Station on 020 8246 0230 or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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  • YvonnePJansen  |  December 11 2013, 9:51PM

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  • ATTICUSFINCH  |  December 11 2013, 7:12PM

    The dots in a Hirst picture tell a story. So I wonder whats the story of the dot in the middle of his forehead.?

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  • ATTICUSFINCH  |  December 11 2013, 7:09PM

    Come on now, Damien can knock a couple of identical pictures out in about 10 minutes. so whats the problem ?

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  • probe  |  December 11 2013, 12:13PM

    I think the most interesting part of this story is the fact that the Notting Hill Police station has a Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit - how much did we pay someone to come up that that ridiculous name, for goodness sake?

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  • Fatalist  |  December 11 2013, 9:39AM

    And I thought Liberty was tasteless!

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