Art Theft Register

 

Art and cultural property theft is a rapidly growing criminal enterprise in South Africa, the magnitude of which has been highlighted by the recent thefts of valuable and culturally symbolic art pieces.

In an attempt to generate awareness of art and cultural property theft, Artinsure has established an art theft register, which acts as a comprehensive archive of stolen art in the country. 
 
We are committed to the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage, with the Art Theft Register designed to provide information and assistance in the recovery of these stolen works. 
 
Should you have any information regarding stolen artworks or cultural property, or would like to register stolen art works, please contact us.
 
Please contact info@artinsure.co.za should you have any information regarding these missing artworks or if you want to register a missing artwork

 

 

1,1mx1,1m Painting
Artist: Cathy Farlam
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: 1,1mx1,1m Painting
Date of Work: 1990
Date of Loss: 01 April 2016
Silver frame
Artist: Michael Frampton
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: Silver frame 1,2m x 1m
Date of Work: 1986
Date of Loss: 01 April 2016
Antique Mirror
Description: Oval, gold, gilt - Antique Mirror
Date of Work: 1986
Date of Loss: 01 April 2016
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Stompie - Potrait on paper
Artist: Daniel Selibe
Medium: Archival Ink Print on Paper
Description: Print on paper - Stompie - Potrait on paper
Date of Loss: 01 April 2016
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Potrait of a lady
Artist: William Wontmer
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: Potrait of a lady
Description of Loss:

Painting - Size 61.5cm x 51cm


Date of Loss: March 2016
Location of Loss: Johannesburg Private Collection
Pleiades - Sculpture
Artist: Anton smit
Medium: Bronze - penny brown
Description: Sculpture - Pleiades - Bronze (penny brown) - Edition 3 of 12 - 168 x 38 x 24 cm
Description of Loss:

Sculpure stolen from gallery in Johannesburg


Date of Loss: 23 February 2016
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Stone Pines and Devil's Peak
Artist: Nita Spilhaus
Medium: Oil on board
Description: Stone Pines and Devil's Peak
Date of Loss: 17 December 2015
Location of Loss: Cape Town - Exhibition
Nude Female sitting on a bare mattress
Artist: Julia Teale
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: The image consists of a life size female nude sitting on a bare mattress. The mattress has stripes in maroon and black and the background is deep red with a very pale nude against this dark red setting. The painting consist of an oil painting on canvas. The canvas is stretched on a wooden support measuring +- 1.500 mm. x 2000mm
Description of Loss:

The work was on exhibition at a Gallery in Durban around 2008/09 and was left in the gallery for safekeeping and now it cannot be found.


Date of Loss: 2015
Location of Loss: Durban
Flowers in Vase
Artist: Maggie Laubser
Medium: Acrylic
Description: Flowers in Vase
Description of Loss:

Flowers in Vase by Maggie Laubser


Date of Loss: 2012
Soft Landing 9/30
Artist: Beezy Bailey
Medium: Drypoint hand coloured with gouache
Description: 28.5 x 20 cm
Date of Work: 2001
Description of Loss:

Items stolen from private residence in Cape Town


Date of Loss: 10 June 2015
Location of Loss: Cape Town

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