Do you know the real value behind your art?
Two signed pieces of Damien Hirst artwork worth £33,000 have been stolen from an exhibition Gallery in Notting Hill, West London in the early hours of Monday morning.
Pyronin Y produced in 2005 is the larger of the two measuring 40in (1m) by 46in (1.2m) and is worth £15,000. Oleoylsarcosine was created in 2008 its dimensions are 26in (67cm) x 35in (89cm) and is worth £18,000.
It is believed that these pieces were specifically targeted and Police are appealing for witnesses as they believe just one man was involved in the theft.
The recent news of two Damien Hirst art works being stolen got us thinking; do you know the real value of the fine art you have in your home?
Pat Towers remarks; “Many of us underestimate the actual value of our fine art collections at home. More often than not items are under valued and therefore underinsured; this goes unnoticed until a claim is made.”
“In the Private client team, we specialise in cover for valuables and fine art. We have access to experts who can assist you in ensuring that your collections are correctly valued.
“After all we want to help protect these stunning items, as you never know what could happen.”