Public Art Installation Stolen Following Pride Parade

Last fall, in the wake of a major theft of art works from the Kunsthal museum in the Netherlands, news sources including The Atlantic asked aloud why anyone would go to the trouble of stealing something that is almost impossible to sell.


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The same question might be buzzing around people’s minds in West Hollywood, following the theft of an oversized pink dog during Pride Week festivities. After one of the six 10-foot sculptures were moved from its place on the Santa Monica Boulevard median between La Cienega Boulevard and Olive Drive, artist William Sweetlove released a statement offering a reward for the restoration of his art work, titled “Cloned Bulldogs With Water Bottle.”

“We probably all did stupid things once,” a representative for, the company that represents Sweetlove, told NBC. “He assumes that it is someone doing a prank…He hopes the statue will be returned soon, so his art installation can be completed again.”