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

 

 

Headrest
Artist: Joni Brenner
Medium: Watercolour on granite
Description: Signed and titled on back in black marker ("J.B. 2009 Headrest") 13cm x 23cm x 3cm
Date of Work: 2009
Date of Loss: 5 July 2014
Location of Loss: Stolen in transit between Johannesburg and New York
Cottage
Artist: J.H. Pierneef
Medium: Linocut
Description: Signed in pencil with monogram in the plate. 14cm x 17cm
Date of Loss: June 2014
Location of Loss: Moreletapark
Trees and Mountain
Artist: J.H. Pierneef
Medium: Linocut
Description: Signed in pencil with monogram in the plate; also dated 1920. 18cm x 25cm
Date of Work: 1920
Date of Loss: June 2014
Location of Loss: Moreletapark
Male Tortoise No. 2 (Pair)
Artist: Patrick Mavros
Medium: Silver
Description: 4cm each
Date of Loss: 15/5/2014
Location of Loss: Johannesburg
City Ruins II
Artist: Thomas Nkhosinathi Ngulube
Description of Loss:

Stolen from the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg


Date of Loss: 24 May 2014
Wishful Thinking
Artist: Thomas Nkhosinathi Ngulube
Description of Loss:

Stolen from the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery, Bryanston , Johannesburg


Date of Loss: 24 May 2014
Blue Waters
Artist: Jenny Meritt
Description of Loss:

Stolen from the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery, Bryanston , Johannesburg


Date of Loss: 24 May 2014
Bronze Horse Head
Artist: Jean Doyle
Medium: Bronze
Description: Approx. 350mm in height
Description of Loss:

Stolen from Carmel Art Green Point.


Date of Loss: 24 May 2014
Location of Loss: Cape Town
To Be a Woman Soon
Artist: Adrienne Silva
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: 50cm x 60cm
Description of Loss:

Stolen in Lisbon, Portugal.


Date of Loss: 2012
Location of Loss: Lisbon
Chief David Stuurman
Medium: Bronze Sculpture
Description of Loss:

Sculpture stolen from Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.

WORK RECOVERED


Date of Loss: 2 May 2014

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