Thousands of dollars worth of sculptures were stolen from an art gallery in German Village, 10TV’s Justin Moss reported Tuesday.
Hali Robinson said that she knew something was not right when she arrived at the Muse Gallery, located at 188 E. Whittier St.
“It appears to me that someone just hopped up on the bench and hopped over the fence here,” Robinson said. “Then, over in this corner, there was a sculpture down by the tree.”
A total of 10 sculptures worth $25,000 were stolen from the gallery’s outdoor area.
“This is all fine art,” Robinson said. “It’s all original. It’s one of a kind. It’s never done again. So, when an artist does a piece, they’re never going to do that same piece again.”
Some of the pieces were from international artists, Moss reported.
“We are not going to risk having anything else stolen,” Robinson said. “That’s a really hard phone call to make to an artist to say one of your pieces was stolen. It’s heartbreaking.”
Robinson said that she planned to beef up security.
“Pretty much, if anything besides a squirrel comes in here, it will be caught,” Robinson said.
In recent weeks, German Village and Schumacher Place residents have reported art and sculptures stolen from their homes.
It was unclear if the thefts were connected.
Muse Gallery officials said that they hoped their pieces would be found because they were so unique.
“So, they’re out there. People may have bought them unknowingly or knowingly. You just don’t know,” Robinson said.
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