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

 

 

Moon Flight 15/30
Artist: Beezy Bailey
Medium: Drypoint hand coloured guash
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
Doman Bronze Statue
Artist: Sarah Richards
Medium: Bronze Sculpture
Description: Doman Bronze Statue weighing 120 kgs
Description of Loss:

Doman Bronze Figure stolen from a Nature Reserve


Date of Loss: 29 August 2015
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Tribute to the Classics (small) ED 2/3
Artist: Sidney Beck
Medium: Bronze Sculpture
Description: Bronze Sculptures, Trumpet Player 35 x 13 x 16cm, Trombone Player 28 x 15 x 10cm
Description of Loss:

Bronze Sculptures stolen from Gallery


Date of Loss: 22 August 2015
Location of Loss: Cape Town
Caryatid (miniature) ED 4/12
Artist: Florian Wozniak
Medium: Bronze Sculpture
Description: 19 x 10 x 9 cm Bronze Sculpture
Description of Loss:

Bronze Sculptures Stolen from Gallery


Date of Loss: 22 August 2015
Location of Loss: Cape Town
Herbert Baker Ink and Pencil Drawing
Artist: Sir Herbert Baker
Medium: Ink and Pencil
Description: Ink and pencil drawing of the design suggested by the Philippeion erected at Olympia by Philip of Macedon Perspective. The drawing is approximately 30 x 40cm
Date of Loss: August 2015
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Trophy - Statue of a Setter Dog
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Statue - Trophy
Description: Statue of a Setter Dog.
Date of Work: The trophy is 108 years old
Date of Loss: 04 August 2015
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Rorich 2014
Artist: Robert Rorich
Medium: Bronze Sculpture
Description: 40cm high bronze statue of two figures on a marble base
Date of Work: 2014
Date of Loss: May 2015
Sphinx
Artist: Deborah Bell
Medium: Bronze
Description: Sculpture 34.93 x 26.99 x 26.99cm Edition 3 of 9 (AC44161)
Date of Loss: 08/05/2015
Location of Loss: From Gallery Johannesburg
Chinese Diagnostic Figure
Artist: TBA
Medium: Stone 22 cm
Description: Cream-White
Date of Work: 1977/696
Description of Loss:

Stone - Stone object


Date of Loss: 19 December 2014
Location of Loss: Adler Museum of Medicine Wits University
Fietsryers
Artist: Portchie
Medium: Acrylic Paint on canvas
Description: 800 x 400
Date of Work: n/a
Description of Loss:

Stolen from Centurian Mall - Pretoria


Date of Loss: 5 December 2014
Location of Loss: Centurian Mall Pretoria

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