Miro Posted to Wrong Address

September 8 2020

Image of Miro Posted to Wrong Address

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

This curious story has emerged the other day. Spanish authorities have tracked down a €10,000 artwork by Joan Miro that was sent from Spain by post to the wrong address in London. A Spanish collector had sent the work to another collector in London only for the package not to arrive. The authorities managed to track down the recipient who claimed they had returned it to sender. The work was finally tracked down in an unnamed London auction house.

One wonders whether the work was properly insured and exactly which method of postage was used for this valuable work on paper. I'm sure there must some stories out there of old master drawings that have been shipped this way in the past?

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