Signed Hirst Paintings Stolen

    This undated image issued by the Metropolitan Police on Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013, shows the Damien Hirst painting "Pyronin Y", in London. Two Damien Hirst artworks together valued at 33,000 pounds ($54,000) have been stolen from a London art gallery, police said Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013. The Metropolitan Police said the two signed prints were taken from the Exhibitionist Gallery in west London in the early hours of Monday. The works are among Hirst’s series of “spot” paintings, covered in multicolored dots. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police)

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    Like a real-life sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair, two signed Damien Hirst paintings were stolen Monday from a London gallery, Scotland Yard confirmed  Wednesday. The stolen works, called Pyronin Y and Oleoylsarcosine, are valued at $54,000 (£33,000). A spokesman said one person carried out the theft—but there may have been a getaway car, since it would be difficult to carry the paintings out on foot. Both paintings feature Hirst’s signature mutlicolored dots. Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

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