Valuable Grayson Perry artwork stolen from the Hidden Gallery in Bristol

The artwork was on display at the time of the theft Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A valuable piece of artwork created by Grayson Perry has been stolen from a gallery in Bristol.

The limited edition piece which is called ‘Alien Baby’ was stolen from the Hidden Gallery in Clifton Arcade between 1.15pm and 1.26pm on Tuesday 30 August.

The art work is a 27cm tall gold piece made from glazed ceramic and it was on display at the time. It is understood to be worth a five figure sum, with online art brokerage company Artsy giving it an estimated value of £22,500.

Perry is known for his television programmes examining the nature of people’s relationship with art.

Alien Baby appeared in his 2018 Bafta-nominated series Rites of Passage in the episode examining birth.

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating and say two men were seen in the area just before the theft took place.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "One of these men is described as white, in his thirties, of slim build, with dark facial hair.

"He was wearing a camouflage-pattern baseball cap, a dark zip-up jacket, with a blue V-neck shirt underneath, as well as dark joggers and white trainers."

Artist Grayson Perry and his wife Philippa on Channel 4's 'Grayson Perry's Art Club' Credit: @JonCraig Photos

An artist, writer and broadcaster, Grayson Perry is best known for his work with ceramics.

He and his wife Philippa recently grew in popularity with their 'Art Club' show on Channel 4, which encouraged the public and celebrities to contribute artworks during lockdown.

An exhibition of the work selected was recently on show at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Anyone who has seen this piece of art since or has information on who was involved in this theft is being asked to call police on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222209796.