Artsy: Art Gets Damaged All the Time

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Art Gets Damaged All the Time. Here’s How It Gets Back to the Market artsy/Elena Goukassian When a fire broke out in a second-floor storage space of Paula Cooper Gallery on July 10th, a number of Chelsea Art galleries were thrown into a mad scramble to save their valuable artworks. The cause of the fire, believed to have been electrical, is still under investigation, as is the extent of the fire and smoke damage to both … Read More

Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture, parents may have to pay

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Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture at a public art center—and the parents may have to cover the cost. For some museumgoers, the fear of damaging an artwork can come off as a bit paranoid. Most museums and galleries have guards that block off the distance you should stand from an art work, and incorporate floor plans to minimize the chances of an accidental booty-bump. But, even if you do accidentally break an art … Read More