Really? As if it’s hard enough for artists to survive and make a living with their art?!?
Info from Art Scene Seattle
“Artist Francisco (Divine Mania) recently had 4 of his paintings stolen from the OK Gallery in Pioneer Square. The Seattle art scene is normally such a safe and supportive place, and this is a horrible thing to have happen, especially for a visiting artist.”
“Four of my paintings from my most recent art show were stolen. The paintings most likely disappeared sometime during the last weekend of April. 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 Seattle’s Pioneer Square art walk.) 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 the building’s management. $3,600.00 worth of paintings were stolen. Everybody please keep an eye out for them, especially in the Seattle area, they might be hanging on somebody’s wall, or for sale online somewhere. If you have any info about my four stolen paintings please contact me.
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, no questions will be asked and no charges will be filed against you.”
See the full article HERE.
The other three artworks (besides the one above) are shown below:
So, to you assholes that stole Fransisco’s work, do the right thing and give them back. You could also just send him a check for the $3,600 he’s owed!
So art people, please spread the word! Help us protect our craft!