Art stolen from exhibition at Charleston County Public Library

According to this ABC news story (last updated Aug. 1 at 10:51 p.m.) three works by artist Alizey Khan were stolen from the library. According to the artist’s website, a fourth piece was stolen this morning (Aug. 2). If you know anything about the theft of these paintings, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A local artist’s exhibit at the Charleston County Library has three empty spaces after an art thief visited the gallery Tuesday.

Alizey Khan is being featured at the Main Library’s Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery.

According to a police report, a white male around age 25 was seen on surveillance cameras taking three of the most expensive paintings. Police reports show he was around 5’8″ and 135 lbs. Library executive director Doug Henderson said he walked out with the paintings in his backpack.

No one at the library recognized the man. Khan told police she had no reason to believe anyone would steal them.

“It’s sort of flattering that some body liked it enough to steal it I guess. But it’s still really depressing to have it stolen,” she said.

The paintings were worth $2,450 in all. They had been on display since July 2.

Read the complete article and view images of stolen works.

Alizey Kahn, Flame Nebula

Flame Nebula, one of the four works stolen

Via: ABC News 4 Charleston