Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cleaner Scrubs Away $1.1M Artwork

Germany – A cleaning woman at a German art museum mistook a $1.1 million sculpture for a mess, and made a bigger mess of things when she scrubbed most of it away. The cleaner went to work on the Martin Kippenberger installation titled “When It Starts Dripping From the Ceiling,” a patina intended to look like a dried rain puddle. The overzealous cleaning woman mistook it for a stain, and scrubbed most of it away. Cleaning crews had been ordered to stay 8 inches away from the piece, but it is not known if the woman had received those directives.  Full Article 

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