Monday, July 24, 2006

Stolen sculpture

A few days ago, one of the local radio stations had a story about how thieves are stealing railroad tracks and other metal objects and then sell it as scrap metal. They do this because the price of most metals has skyrocketed in the last few years.

Sometime between July 7 - 13, 2006, artist Judith Richelieu had a bronze sculpture stolen from an exhibition held at the second floor of the Atrium at 1650 Tysons Blvd.

The bronze was called Fallen Flower, 1994. It is 15 x 20 x 21, and since the price of metal is so high, I wonder if sculptors everywhere ought to be warned that there have been thefts in other parts of the country of railroad tracks, plaques, and maybe now a work of art.

I'll have an image of the stolen sculpture as soon as I get it later today.