Reality and Sanity

July 22, 2007

Woman Faces Charges for Kissing Painting

Filed under: Uncategorized — Paul @ 9:14 am

This story will cause a new sign that says “Don’t Kiss the Artwork.” At least that’s what happens in guitar stores.

MARSEILLE, France (AP) – A woman has been arrested on suspicion of kissing a painting by American artist Cy Twombly and smudging the bone-white canvas with her lipstick, French judicial officials said Saturday.

Police said they arrested the woman after she kissed the work on Thursday. She is to be tried in a court in the southern city of Avignon on Aug. 16 for “damage to a work of art,” judicial officials said.

In some circles, if she was dressed for noir while holding a poodle on a leash in one hand and a gun in the other, such a juxtaposition increases the value of a painting.

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