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

 

 

Landscape
Artist: Lucky Sibiya
Medium: TBA
Description: Theft
Date of Work: TBA
Description of Loss:

Theft from private home


Date of Loss: December 2014
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Reclining Figure
Artist: Brain Bradshaw
Medium: TBA
Description: Theft
Date of Work: TBA
Description of Loss:

Thet from private home


Date of Loss: December 2014
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Unknown
Artist: Geoffrey Armstrong
Medium: green & yellow orange in colour
Description: Theft
Description of Loss:

Theft at private home


Date of Loss: December 2014
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
The Power of life
Artist: Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: 173 x 133cm AC 29129
Date of Work: 1943
Description of Loss:

Theft from private home


Date of Loss: December 2014
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Algiers
Artist: C A Moran/m
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: 1200x850cms
Date of Work: 1843-1902/05
Description of Loss:

Stolen - artwork in gilt frame  Additional information : (could be Charles Marchand or Albert Riger)


Date of Loss: 8/10/2014
Location of Loss: Saxonwold
Adrennes
Artist: Karl Kaufmann
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: 1500x1000cms
Date of Work: 1843-1902/05
Description of Loss:

Artwork - gilt frame : Additional information : Charles marchand or Albert Reiger


Date of Loss: 8/10/2014
Location of Loss: Saxonwold
"Stage l"
Artist: Paul Emannnuel
Medium: Ink on 100% rag 300grams paper
Description: Copperplate mezzotint etching, black etching
Date of Work: 1998
Description of Loss:

Missing whilst at the Turbine Art fair


Date of Loss: 17th July 2014
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
"Sleep Series Vl"
Artist: Paul Emmanuel
Medium: Ink on 100% rag 300grams paper
Description: Copperplate Mezzotint etching,black etching
Date of Work: 1998
Description of Loss:

Missing whilst at the  Turbine artfair


Date of Loss: 17th July 2014
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
Ceramic Bowl
Artist: Shoji Hamada
Medium: Ceramic
Description: Stoneware glazed in three glazes, colours used are red iron, manganese and copper
Date of Work: 1950's
Description of Loss:

Stolen from private residence


Date of Loss: 29 July 2014
Location of Loss: Scottsville
Various Coins
Medium: Various
Date of Work: Various
Description of Loss:

1849 Florin             

1889 Crown                       

1844 Crown                       

1889 DBL Florin                 

1887 Half Crown              

1887 Florin                        

1849 ½ Rupee                 

1887 Tickey               

1874 Penny                      

2 x 1868 Penny (first ever side impression of Queen Vic)

1878 Farthing                  

1842 3 hapence            

1887 Gold Sovereign (50th Jubilee coin)


Date of Loss: August 2014
Location of Loss: Macrorie House Museum

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