VANDALIZED: Three bronze sculptures were cut from their bases and removed in Riverfront Park, despite some video surveillance.
Report from KARK
on the theft of three sculptures worth almost $30,000 from the sculpture garden in Riverfront Park. The park has been hit by sculpture thieves before and, again, the bronzes were cut off in a destructive manner that raises the possibility they were taken for scrap sale.
Stolen were three donated pieces: The Sizzling Sisters, First Glance, and Conversation with Myself.
The city plans to install more lighting and security cameras.
Conversation with Myself apparently was a repaired version
of a sculpture that had been vandalized twice previously, with a small figure broken off at its base both times. It was attacked in 2010 and 2012.
CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF: Photo of vandalized sculpture after 2012 theft. A replacement was similarly damaged this week.