Worker Damages Sculpture With Cleaning

November 5, 2011 by staff 

Worker Damages Sculpture With Cleaning, Cleaner in a German museum who mistook a sculpture of a ugly mess has destroyed valuable works of art beyond recognition, a spokeswoman for the western city of Dortmund, said today.

The cleaner in the east wall of the city museum set to work on the installation of Martin Kippenberger right if you start dripping from the ceiling, which was valued by insurers and US1.1 billion, he said.

The teacher had created a late contemporary tower of wooden slats under which was placed a rubber channel with a thin beige paint is dry rain water.

Assuming a real spot, the cleaner removed from the surface until it shone.

“Now it is impossible to return to its original state,” said the spokesman, adding that the damage was discovered late last month that work had been on loan to the museum by a private collector.

He said cleanup crews were ordered to stay away from 20 cm art, but it was unclear whether the woman had received the directive from the outside firm hired her.

Works of art are sometimes victims of zealous cleaning. In 1986, an “oil stain” by Joseph Beuys, and worth about US550, 000 wiped away in the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf in western Germany.

And last year the workers of Melbourne City Council inadvertently painted over a piece of street art by Banksy stencil graffiti artist famous, while removing the Circle of Hosier.

The image of a rat descending by parachute adorned the wall of a building behind the old Town Hall Forum Theatre before council officers to be removed by mistake.

Vandals created a public outcry in 2008 when they poured paint over another template Banksy in Melbourne emblematic of a diver wearing an old coat.

In the same year, another Banksy work stamped on a London wall was sold for 472,528 and the African Union (US-439 070).

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