Fourth work stolen from local artist's exhibit

"Spiral Galaxy" by Alizey Khan

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A fourth work of art was stolen from the Charleston County Library's gallery Friday.

Alizey Khan was being featured at the Main Library's Saul Alexander Foundation Gallery but in light of this latest theft, she has decided to take down the exhibition.

The exhibit, "Interspatial," will be put back on in the fall at the Coastal Community Foundation. The show will run from October until January.

According to police, three of Khan's resin paintings were taken off the wall Tuesday by an unknown white male. He was seen on surveillance cameras.

Friday, Khan announced the theft of a fourth painting, titled "NGC 4414; Spiral Galaxy."

The latest loss means that a third of the 12-painting exhibit was taken. Khan says she is willing to offer a painting as a reward to anyone who can help the police find the identity of the thief.

"If they've got four of my paintings hanging somewhere, surely someone's going to notice," she said.

Folly Beach artist Sherry Browne, a long-time exhibitor at the library, also had one of her pieces stolen according to CCPL officials.

CCPL officials will be holding a press conference on the thefts at 3 p.m. Friday. Library officials said they will release the security camera video of the suspect.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.