The sculpture that was stolen. Photo courtesy of Swampstyle
As if the suspicious loss of his famous rooster just before Christmas wasn’t enough, Miami fabrication mogul and art scene veteran Oliver Sanchez reported this morning that a sculpture has been stolen:
“Local neighborhood security American police have confirmed that a Styrofoam sculpture was stolen Saturday night shortly after 2:00 am during Gallery Walk night. The monumental artwork was situated on private property opposite artist studios and on display for public viewing. The artwork is comprised of architectural models depicting three houses of worship; a Christian Cathedral, a Judaic Temple and an Islamic Mosque. The artist/sculptor said he was well aware of the risk of damage or theft in placing his work in an empty lot overnight but was more interested to see how the public would react to such vulnerability. Not surprisingly there were many positive comments that night by art enthusiasts that used the now empty site of Design Miami to park their cars to avoid tickets.”
It is a rare occasion in Miami that the seedy underbelly which feeds this fine city vomits its poisonous bile into the arena of the fine arts, but when it does it is normally obscure and scented with a pointless sadness. In reaction to this instance The Artists League of Greater Miami has offered an Award for anyone with information leading to an arrest of the perpetrators.
For the full story please visit Oliver Sanchez’s blog www.swampstyle.blogspot.com