$55k bronze theft

Whanganui Chronicle - - Nation -

Brazen art thieves donned high-vis vests and spent an hour re­mov­ing a 2m tall bronze gnome from out­side an Auck­land art gallery. The sculp­ture, named Thinker, by renowned artist Gre­gor Kre­gar, re­tails for $55,000 and was barely out­side Gow Langs­ford Gallery for a week be­fore it was nicked.Gallery direc­tor John Gow said the gnome was in­stalled the week be­fore Christ­mas and was deemed “very fes­tive”. CCTV footage shows three men un­bolt­ing the 80-100kg statue from its con­crete plinth, overnight on Christ­mas Eve.

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