PRESS RELEASE
ART THEFT AT DAVILLE BAILLIE GALLERY ON 31 JANUARY 2017

1 February 2017

The Daville Baillie Gallery in Norwood regrets to announce that on 31 January 2017 an armed robbery took place on its premises in which five works of art were stolen during working hours.

Collectively valued at approximately R600 000, all are works of contemporary South African art. From CCTV footage of the robbery it appears that the thieves targeted specific artworks.

The titles of the stolen works include Studio 29 and Studio 30 by Richard Scott that are both one metre by one metre in size and are rendered in mixed media on canvas. Two additional works in mixed media by graffiti-inspired artist Fringe were stolen; these are titled Antediluvian I and Antediluvian II and are 110cm by 85cm each. The final work is a small oil painting by Wakaba Mutheki titled Trump.

Members of the public who have information are encouraged to come forward in order to assist the police in identifying the suspects whose actions were captured by the gallery’s CCTV.

Contact SAPS Norwood on 011 483 4600 or Darren Neophytou of Daville Baillie Gallery on 076 793 9292.