DETROIT (Reuters) - Painter Helen Frankenthaler's landmark abstract work "The Bay" just got a little more abstract -- to the dismay of Detroit museum officials.
A 12-year-old boy visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts with his school group on Friday stuck a wad of chewing gum on the painting, which is worth an estimated $1.5 million, the Detroit Free Press said.
The barely chewed Wrigley's Extra Polar Ice gum left a residue stain about the size of a quarter in the lower left-hand corner of the painting, the newspaper said.
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Boy sticks gum on valuable painting
What a fool I am!-mogwai wrote:the gum on the painting probably increased the value of the painting...
1.5 million for that? really?
for years while painting around the house, ive been cleaning up or throwing away things I spill on