These paintings have been stolen from a gallery in Seattle. I am reposting this from this Facebook post about the theft, by request of a friend of the artist. Please reblog this, especially if you are in the Seattle area.
PLEASE Re-post/Share on your wall (especially Washington State residents). Thanks, for any help.
Four of my paintings from my most recent art show went missing and unfortunately, it seems somebody brazenly walked in, took them off the walls, and stole them. The paintings most likely disappeared sometime during the last weekend of April (maybe a day or two before I arrived to pick up my artwork this Sunday 4/27).
The paintings were displayed in Seattle in the main lobby of the:
212 Alaskan Way S.
Seattle WA, 98104
(Otherwise known as OK Gallery during Pioneer Square artworks.) The building is secured with code/key entry only. I have filed a police report in Seattle, and an investigation is underway, by the police and management. $3,600.00 worth of paintings were stolen. Everybody please keep an eye out for them, especially in the Pioneer Square area, (you’ll recognize my style if you see them) they might be hanging on somebody’s wall right now, or for sale online somewhere. If you have any info about my four stolen paintings please contact me via Facebook Message, E-mail or call or text my phone.
Phone: (Please call/text this number only if you have info about my missing paintings.)
To the thief, if he/she sees this somewhere: I’m flattered that you liked my artwork so much, but you not only stole $3,600. worth of my artwork, you stole over 100 hours of my time and labor. You stole some of my favorite ‘children.’ If you return the paintings in the condition they were in when I had them hanging on the walls then I will not press charges and I will ask no questions. I simply want my artwork back, intact. The art world is competitive and difficult enough, but now I also have to worry about people who lack virtues, swooping in, and stealing over a month of my dedicated time, passion and labor? Shame on you for stealing from a poor artist. Contact me, return the artwork, and no questions will be asked and no charges will be filed against you.
The artworks are shown above:
"The Sun at Midnight"
Oil on Canvas, 24”, 30”
"The Language of The Birds"
Oil on Canvas 24”, 36”
"Into crumpled paper, hope had collapsed."
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30”, 30”
"…Our dreams lay still, one wing clutching at air."
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30”, 30”
Please re-post/share this on your wall. Thanks for the help everyone, and hopefully I will have my paintings returned.
I don’t understand these kinds of crimes. Why would you want to hang art on your wall by an artist who fucking hated you? Do people think artists are rich, that they deserve to be punished by having their work stolen? And why is the gallery so insecure and unobservant as to let multiple, large paintings just walk out the front door?
My very first gallery show was when I was 12 years old. It wasn’t a school thing or a scholarship contest, it was a real gallery, albeit a small one, above a vintage clothing store in my hometown. After commissioning a chalk pastel drawing of the Lady Godiva from me, a middle-aged man tried to haggle over the price ($60), and when I told him to go stuff his bullshit, he stole it from the gallery as soon as my back was turned.
So the kind of person who steals artwork from galleries, is the kind of person who cheats a 12-year-old girl out of a commissioned painting and then probably goes home and jerks off about it. He had a college-aged daughter he tried to use as leverage against me, like maybe I would lower the price to impress her.
Reblog this, and remember these paintings. When you see them on someone’s wall, you’ll know what kind of person they really are.