Valuable Modern Art Sculpture Stolen

17 December 2005

Reported on Britain's "Sky News"

A Henry Moore modern art sculpture was stolen. It is valued at 3 million British pounds.

The huge sculpture would be a difficult object to sell, being very recognizeable -- not to mention being rather large (11-feet long) & heavy (2 tons).

Authorities speculate that the bronze sculpture may have been stolen for scrap metal.

Hmmm... now why is that not a problem with the works of, say, Michelangelo ("They may cut up The David for scrap marble...") or Bartholdi ("They may melt down the Statue of Liberty...") ?