McCahon painting stolen in Sydney

  • 07/07/2017
McCahon painting stolen in Sydney
The large painting, estimated to be worth up to $209,000 (NZD) was stolen while the owner was moving house. Photo credit: Twitter/NSW Police

An art thief has removed a Colin McCahon painting from right under its owner's nose in the Sydney suburb of Balmain.

The large painting, estimated to be worth up to $209,000 (NZD) by the renowned New Zealand artist was stolen on Sunday while the owner was moving house.

The painting, entitled Comet, is of a darkened night scene and is over a metre in height.

The opportunistic thief also made off with a set of speakers.

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