Prints donated to Londoners by street artist STIK stolen in transit

Thousands of prints by popular London street artist STIK that he wanted to give to his local community as a gesture of solidarity during the COVID crisis have been stolen, the Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday. STIK, known internationally for his distinctive stick figures, had arranged for 100,000 prints of a work entitled “Holding Hands” to be distributed to residents of Hackney, the east London neighbourhood where he lives and works. “After everything residents have gone through recently with COVID-19 and lockdown, STIK’s intention was for every household in Hackney to have a single copy of the poster as a gift to either keep or sell,” the police said in a statement.

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