This sundial sculpture by Henry Moore was stolen earlier this week. All scrap metal shops should be on notice to look out for the piece, and I’m sure police are in contact with scrap metal buyers in the region:
The 22-inch (56cm) high “Sundial” sculpture had been placed in the garden of The Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham, Herts, to be enjoyed by visitors. The structure, in the shape of two interlinked crescents, is believed to have been stolen between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, when members of staff spotted it missing. Police have now launched an investigation into the theft, amid fears it could have been stolen to be melted down.
Let’s hope this half a million pound work of art won’t be sold for only a few hundred pounds and is recovered quickly.
- Hannah Furness, Henry Moore sculpture worth £500,000 stolen from grounds of his former home, Telegraph.co.uk, July 12, 2012.