Cleaning Damages Sculpture

November 5, 2011 by staff 

Cleaning Damages Sculpture, A modern art installation worth euro800, 000 (+1.1 million) was damaged after a cleaning woman scrubbing a patina exaggerated intention to resemble a dried puddle of rain, an official in Dortmund on Friday.

Martin Kippenberger “when it starts dripping from the ceiling” remains in the wall place in this museum of the city, despite the damage earlier this month as a cleaner to scrub the paint puddle underneath a rubber channel placed a tower of wooden slats stacked.

Kippenberger’s work, a German-born artist who died in 1997, he was loaned to the museum from a private collector, who agree that it should remain on display despite the incident, said city spokeswoman Dagmar Papajewski Dortmund. Meanwhile, insurance adjusters are assessing the damage.

Not yet decided whether the patina would be restored, or if the work would remain in its new “clean” condition, Papajewski said.

“It will be up to the collector to decide,” said Papajewski. “We can not see Kippenberger about it.”

Papajewski said the company employing the cleaning staff had been ordered to stay at least 20 centimeters (8 inches) away from the artwork and it was not clear why the patina had been the victim of women brush.

“This company has been working with us since last October,” said Papajewski.

Kippenberger’s works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London.

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