Johannesburg – Four William Kentridge artworks were stolen from the David Krut Projects art gallery in Parkwood on Saturday, Gauteng police said. “A case of theft has been opened and we are investigating the incident”, said spokesperson Sergeant Bongi Mdletshe.
The gallery’s manager Taryn Hackett said the robbery happened during working
hours on Saturday afternoon.
Kentridge is one of South Africa’s best-known artists. “A couple came in to view the exhibition… I was suspicious of them and
watched them leave. They didn’t have any bags with them, so I think the guy might have
slipped the prints under his shirt. We only noticed that four prints had been stolen on Monday and I reported
it to the police immediately.”