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mystery solved

May 17, 2009

[CBC.ca] British police say they have figured out what happened to a two-tonne Henry Moore sculpture stolen in 2005, sparking a global hunt for the thieves. The massive bronze sculpture, known as Reclining Figure, was taken from the 28-hectare estate that is home to Moore’s former studios, barns and gallery in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire — about 50 kilometres north of London — on Dec. 15, 2005. At the time, police had surmised that the theft of the 3.4-metre-long sculpture, created 1969 to 1970, was ordered by a private art collector. Now, they say it was probably melted down and sold for no more than £1,500 ($2,678 Cdn) as scrap metal. (read)

Henry Moore Foundation reward offer.

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  1. dumblikeapainter permalink
    May 18, 2009 12:24 pm

    Just like the current UK government, even our lower paid criminals are no respecters of art.

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