The pencil heist

Mongol 482 pencils

A recent traffic surge reveals a lot of people searching for Mongol pencils. What’s behind this sudden curiosity?

Apparently, a 17 year old graffiti artist took a box of Mongols from a Damien Hirst exhibit at the Tate Gallery. This was in retaliation for a past copyright dispute, which saw a collage piece from the 17 year old siezed.

The box of pencils is said to be worth £500,000.

Damien Hirst’s stolen pencils: the art world loves a stunt (The Telegraph)

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