$1 Million Chillida Sculpture Stolen From Cologne Gallery

Bullet Shih Mar, 2012 0
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Stolen Chillida sculpture Gnomon II

Stolen Chillida sculpture Gnomon II

Artdaily.org has reported that a valuable steel sculpture by Basque artist Eduardo Chillida has been stolen from the Baukunst Galerie in Colonge on February 29th during open hours.

Gnomon II, weighing around 20 to 25 kilograms, was placed on a pedestal in an exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of the Basque sculptor and graphic artist. It was not for sale, but on loan. A reward of EUR 5,000 has been offered for information leading to the recovery of the art work.

 

A smaller work by Chillida executed in 1973, Estela IV, realized $906,283 at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 14 February 2012 at the London King Street location.

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