September 4, 2014 7:11 AM Subscribe
What happens when you break a sculpture in a gallery
posted by Elly Vortex (106 comments total)
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Gallery patron sits on bench in gallery, turns out bench was artwork, bench breaks. Ethical and financial panics ensue.
This is a great fear for those of us who tend to enter a fugue state when surrounded by overwhelmingly beautiful things: surely that weaving WANTS to be touched, I NEED to know what that marble sculpture feels like, and that Ming Dynasty footstool looks SO comfortable right now...
More cringeworthy situations:
Nora Ephron was on hand when Steve Wynn's stuck his elbow through a Picasso
Man leans over to tie shoelace, trips, shatters 3 Qing Dynasty vases
. Man is very sorry.
Woman taking art class at the Met accidentally rips a Picasso
. No word on whether or not she failed the class.