Couple Accidentally Vandalise Abstract Work in Exhibition

April 8 2021

Video: newzee

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

An amusing story from South Korea regarding a couple who accidentally vandalised an abstract painting in a contemporary art exhibition in Seoul.

The couple assumed that the paints and brushes left underneath the work, a piece of set dressing intended by the artist, was encouragement for visitors to add to the piece. The work by the graffiti artist JonOne completed the work in 2016 for a live audience and has been valued at around $500,000. The work is now behind a small barrier with a newly installed 'Do not touch' sign.

Update - A reader has been in touch:

love the accidental vandalism, the question is…. without the cctv footage would anyone have noticed?

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