More than 200 works with a value of over 650 thousand TL were stolen from the workshop of the tile artist Gülfer Akgönül, who lives in Darica, on March 30. Police teams investigating the incident caught the thief on April 18, finding 30 pieces of tiles in a second-hand shop and handed them over to the artist. Saying that the tiles handed over to him by the police are used as kitchenware, Gülfer Akgönül is trying to find his works.
SIGNED WORKS WERE MADE KITCHENWARE
Stating that when they came to the workshop with her husband, they saw that all the works were stolen, Gülfer Akgönül said, “More than 200 signed works of mine, 30 pieces of my teachers’ collection, 35 pieces of my daughter’s contemporary tile collection, many pieces of other tile art were stolen. We immediately informed the police. The police brought back what they found to me. But there are 3-5 pieces of my tile plate among those found.
Other than that, the kitchen utensils, bowls, cake plates. I had not included them in the statement anyway. To date, there is no news of my stolen works. The person who stole was found. At the moment, I am complaining about the person who stole it, the person who sells it second-hand, and the person who is actually a freight forwarder who introduces himself as a second-hand goods seller and returns 30 pieces of my belongings.
Stating that he has his signature on the stolen works, Akgönül said, “There is a signature on all of my stolen works. I would like to ask anyone who unknowingly received this, from those who received it, from those who saw it, from everyone. “I was saving because I wanted to be beneficial to the society. I want anyone who sees or hears them to contact me.”