Monday, May 25, 2009

Scrap Mettle

Recline And Fall Of The British Empire

Police believe thieves stole "Reclining Figure", a £3 million Henry Moore sculpture - then melted it down and sold it for £1,500. In December 2005, it took thieves only 10 minutes using a stolen crane-equipped flatbed Mercedes truck to carry it away.

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8 comments:

Daryl said...

Ill gotten gains and wrought iron .. there's a joke there somewhere but not in the art world

Moannie said...

That's a great weight off my mind.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Did the the autorities give Henry (more) gold to make another one!
Quite lucrative for the theives £1,500 for 10 mins work.
Mmm! I could do with a second income! ~ Eddie

Merisi said...

Such a sad crime against art!

Maggie May said...

Was there no one about while they were doing this?
Probably the Police were catching speeding cars on the motorways.
We need more Bobbies on the beat!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, this news is painful...pure torture to think that such beautiful art and so valuable could be reduced to such a state!!! ~Janine

Jazz said...

A Moore? They melted down a Moore??? Oh god...

Seamus said...

Vandalism is bad enough, but to destroy a piece of art ... there's a special place in hell I'm sure for such!