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Damien Hirst artworks worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery

Someone may be getting a pretty nice (but stolen) Christmas present this year! Two Damien Hirst works were stolen Monday night from the Exhibitionist Gallery in London. Combined, the prints are valued at £33,000 (just under $55,000) and had been acquired by the gallery just 4 days prior to the theft. Police believe the two works were targeted since the rest of the gallery was left untouched and there were some other pricey pieces, including works by Lichtenstein, Warhol and Banksy (However, I am assuming they are not originals). Either way, the thief made a clean getaway after forcing open the front door and driving away with the prints in the back of his car.

About Alyssa T. Rehs

Alyssa Rehs is a fourth generation Art Dealer at her family owned art galleries, Rehs Galleries, Inc. and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, New York. She received an Art History degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 as well as interned at Christie’s Auction House, New York City. Using her art historian degree, gallery experience, and a summer spent working at the auction house, she has a well rounded understanding of the art market. Alyssa appreciates the market from multiple standpoints; art lover, art buyer and art seller!

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