Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Everyone Is An Art Critic


A 12 year old miscreant damaged Helen Frankenthaler's "The Bay" a painting estimated to be worth $1.5 million by sticking a piece of Wrigley's Extra Polar Ice gum on it. It's a shame caning is out of fashion.

1 comment:

displacedriverrat said...

I AGREE!

and did you see the reaction from the director of the academy? basically she said something akin to, "he's only 12 & he didn't really understand the consequences of his actions beforehand, but he understands them now." OK, if he truly didn't understand - what are they teaching him there at that academy?

and, you know, when my grandpa was 12 he was taking shrapnel on the border of Northern Ireland AND supporting his family as the oldest male at home; have 12 year olds regressed that much in that 80 or so years?