Bronze Henry Moore sculpture stolen in Scotland

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Associated Press

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 5:33 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 7:05 AM

LONDON (AP) — Thieves have stolen a valuable bronze sculpture by Henry Moore from an open-air park in Scotland.

"Standing Figure," created in 1950, was one of four Moore works in Glenkiln Sculpture Park, near Shawhead.

Police said Sunday that the piece has a "high value" and are appealing for information from the public.

Moore, who died in 1986, was one of Britain's best-known 20th-century artists and thieves have targeted his works over the years.

Two men were jailed in 2012 for stealing "The Sundail," a sculpture worth up to 500,000 pounds ($797,850), from the grounds of the Henry Moore Foundation in eastern England.

In 2010, his painting "Three Reclining Figures On Pedestals" was stolen from a gallery in Worcestershire, England.

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