Stolen Damien Hirst artworks ‘easily replaced’

The Damien Hirst exhibition 'The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011' at the Gagosian Gallery, London, Britain - 12 Jan 2012

A WEST London painter and decorator has offered to replace the two Damien Hirst artworks stolen from an art gallery. 

Norman Steele says he is the ideal person to create new versions of the two works because he keeps all his sample pots in his van.

He continued: “Circles of household paint in a regular pattern on a blank white canvas? I can get those done for you by lunchtime, and for less than £33,000.

“A lot less, if we’re talking cash in hand.”