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A million-dollar mistake in German museum

posted 11/5/2011 10:10:35 AM |
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I'm thinking- any ideas of a new profession of art restoration she may have had, are probably not going to happen now!


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Nov 5 @ 10:53AM  
Ouch!!! That's a BAD mistake to be making!

Nov 5 @ 11:42AM  
There's always more to these stories than reported. If you know anything about art restoration, you'll know that mistakes are made more often than reported. I believe it can be restored to it's original 'look' (or close enough), but will require a long time to get it just right as art restoration is not a precise science. What occurred becomes part of the art objects story which can add more interest to it's history. Rarely does any piece of art, as it ages and what care it receives or not over time, remains in pristine, original condition.

Of course, this does not change the fact the mistake was made and the owner will not be pleased. I do not think any punitive action should be taken if this is an innocent mistake. However, I have to agree she may not have a job any longer which is a bummer. I can't imagine how it would feel knowing I had made such an egregious mistake and not be aware of it while it occurred... not the kind of wake-up call one cares to receive.

Nov 5 @ 4:35PM  
Um... the story of the Emperor's New Clothes comes to mind. I can see the effect of a discolored bowl being artistic, but not a high valued piece of art.

This artist must have rubbed shoulders with the right folks and perhaps sucked a few cocks and licked a few asses to con them into thinking his stuff is art worthy of a huge sum of money. So some poor cleaning woman cleaned his creative expression that took the form of a dirty bowl. So what? Some people will buy a potato chip that looks like Jesus too.

How dare I? Simple. I dare call a spade a shovel. I wouldn';t have any problem telling the Emperor that he has no clothes on, even though I might appreciate the fashion statement....

And I am much relieved that I don;t have to "dare" make not so nice comments about a certain blogger who has finally left AMD.

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A million-dollar mistake in German museum