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Friday, August 29, 2014

Three sculptures stolen from Riverfront Park

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click to enlarge VANDALIZED: Three bronze sculptures were cut from their bases and removed in Riverfront Park, despite some video surveillance. - KARK
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  • VANDALIZED: Three bronze sculptures were cut from their bases and removed in Riverfront Park, despite some video surveillance.

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on the theft of three sculptures worth almost $30,000 from the sculpture garden in Riverfront Park. The park has been hit by sculpture thieves before and, again, the bronzes were cut off in a destructive manner that raises the possibility they were taken for scrap sale.

Stolen were three donated pieces: The Sizzling Sisters, First Glance, and Conversation with Myself.

The city plans to install more lighting and security cameras.

Conversation with Myself apparently was a repaired version of a sculpture that had been vandalized twice  previously, with a small figure broken off at its base both times. It was attacked in 2010 and 2012.

click to enlarge CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF: Photo of vandalized sculpture after 2012 theft. A replacement was similarly damaged this week.
  • CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF: Photo of vandalized sculpture after 2012 theft. A replacement was similarly damaged this week.


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