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$30,000 Worth of Sculptures Stolen in Dallas



    Expensive Pieces of Art Stolen off Busy Street

    $30,000 dollars worth of art was stolen right off a busy Dallas street. (Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014)

    A local artist is looking for help after three sculptures worth $30,000 vanished from the Knox-Henderson area of Dallas.

    Michael Christopher Matson said he was working to bring culture to the area when he put the three large metal sculptures, named Echos, at the intersection of Henderson and McMillan.

    "It’s a great honor to take art out of the museums, galleries and private collections and display them publicly for everyone to enjoy," Matson said.

    Matson said he worked on the pieces for three months last year and they’ve since been on display in various cities and at fashion shows.

    They’d been in the Knox-Henderson area for approximately three months when, while driving by their location, was in disbelief to find all of them missing.

    "I was shocked. Every piece of art is a capture of a particular moment in time," Matson said. "These were our babies. These were our creations – for everyone to enjoy."

    Matson said it would take a lot of work to steal the pieces, which weigh several hundred pounds each.

    He said both he and the Dallas Police Department have searched most salvage yards in Dallas, thinking the thieves were looking to sell the metal.  However, they’ve had no luck.

    Now he’s hoping the public can help solve the heist.

    "It would be great to get them back and display them somewhere else were they can be safe-guarded better," he said.

    Anyone with information on the missing sculptures can call the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-3001.