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"Makataimeshekiakiah, Black Hawk of the Sauk and Fox," a 2008 bronze sculpture by Jim Brothers, is pictured in this file photo. The sculpture's approximate dimensions are 12 inches high, 8 inches wide and 6 inches deep.

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Local artists honor spirit of Jim Brothers in retrospective exhibit

The legacy of American sculptor Jim Brothers lives on, as local artists, Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Lawrence Art Guild present new exhibit, “Recollections: Friends Remember Jim.”

Stolen Jim Brothers sculpture returned to gallery

A bronze sculpture stolen from a downtown art gallery was returned today. By Sara Shepherd

In some sculpture thefts, scrap metal money is thieves’ goal

Motive unknown in case of missing bronze by Jim Brothers

A bronze bust by artist Jim Brothers isn’t the only recent case of a sculpture being stolen from area galleries or public locales. The person who took the Brothers piece — and his motives — remains unknown. But the perpetrators in a few other thefts apparently were looking to cash in by turning the artworks into scrap metal. By Sara Shepherd

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