POSTED BY admin | July 13th, 2010
Please help us to locate the missing Blue Hare from the Minotaur and Hare sculpture located at Van Dusen Garden!
As I mentioned last week on this blog the sculpture in Van Dusen Garden has been vandalized by someone and the Blue Hare has been stolen.
A thief used wire clippers to separate the Blue Hare from the Minotaur and it has severely affected the work.
Any assistance that you can offer in terms of helping us locate and return the Blue Hare to the sculpture is warmly appreciated.
By talking about it with your friends, posting this link to your blog, Facebook account or by tweeting this out to your followers on twitter we can hopefully raise awareness about this theft.
The loss of this piece affects the value of the work and deprives the community of an opportunity to experience this unique piece.
Here’s a brief statement from the Vancouver Biennale office:
“The police have been contacted regarding the theft. We are grateful for the support of CBC radio (who interviewed us last week over the theft), Where Magazine, Kris Krug and others.
Nothing like this has ever happened to us before – one sculpture being targeted twice in one year. The artist currently has an exhibition in Aynhoe Park, England called ‘The Kiss’ and is extremely busy. Sophie spent a great deal of time coming out to Vancouver in May to replace the last stolen hare and gave a FREE public lecture and children’s art classes at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Arts Umbrella.
Even if people don’t always respect a sculpture or piece of art, we would hope they would respect the artist and person behind it.”
If you have any information please contact any of the following:
Vancouver Biennale: 604 682 1289
Van Dusen Garden: 604 878 9274
Vancouver Police: 604 717 3321.