Austin’s Fonda San Miguel restaurant hit by art thief
The stolen artwork is a water fountain in the shape of an elongated, rectangular face cast in solid bronze. It's about 34 by 14 by 5 inches and weighs about 62 pounds.
The restaurant is offering a $500 reward for help tracking down the fountain, which was created by famed Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante.
They believe the piece was stolen between midnight July 6 and 6 am the following morning.
The restaurant said the fountain was situated behind a wooden lattice and stone wall and was not easily visible from outside of the restaurant.
"It is massive and would have required at least two strong individuals and a truck to pull this off," said Tom Gilliland, restaurant owner.
He purchased the piece in 2019 after visiting Bustamante's gallery in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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