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Arts Culture US$600,000 Worth Of Salvador Dali Sculptures Stolen In Sweden

US$600,000 Worth Of Salvador Dali Sculptures Stolen In Sweden

Portrait of Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) with his cane, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Portrait of Salvador Dali with his cane, 1960s (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
By Mika Apichatsakol
By Mika Apichatsakol
February 06, 2020
Oh no!

Last week, at least two thieves broke into the Couleur gallery in central Stockholm and somehow managed to exit with 10 bronze sculptures and etchings by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali before the police arrived. 

Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) with a model of his own head, at a press conference in Paris.  Original Publication: People Disc - HD0034   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Salvador Dali with a model of his own head, at a press conference in Paris (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The works were on loan from Switzerland, each of sculptures worth between 200,000 and 500,000 kronor (US$21,000-$52,000) and up to 50 centimetres in height. Police report that the art thieves entered the gallery by shattering the entrance window at 4am, local time, last Thursday. So far, there have been no leads to arrest.

The sculptures, including several of Dali's famous melting watches on a tree imagery, were meant to be on display at the gallery for 10 days. The exhibit was set to end this Saturday but instead ended even before it began. 

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