Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting - Yahoo! News

Every so often, I read a story that makes me feel better about my own kids:

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting - Yahoo! News:
A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum to a $1.5 million painting, leaving a stain the size of a quarter, officials say.

The boy was part of a school group from Holly that visited the museum on Friday, officials say. They say he took a piece of Wrigley's Extra Polar Ice gum out of his mouth and stuck it on Helen Frankenthaler's 'The Bay,' an abstract painting from 1963.

The museum acquired the work in 1965 and says it is worth about $1.5 million.

Well, at least it used to be.

1 comment:

P said...

on a related note -- have you seen these pictures that are made entirely out of chewed gum? here's a link to one of Britney Spears:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wackydoodler/118285165/

yeah, Britney made out of used gum... the irony hasn't escaped me... :)