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Jeff Koons’ $60k Sculpture Destroyed at Amsterdam Exhibit


Remember when you were a kid and your mom would tell you not to touch anything when you walked into a store or any establishment with breakables? Well, she was obviously on to something, as one particularly clumsy individual recently broke an art piece by Jeff Koons while visiting a temporary exhibit in Amsterdam, according to art website Hyperallergic.

“Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints)” was on display at the Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th century church that frequently hosts various art installations. Featured in this exhibition was Koons’ “Gazing Ball,” a Christmas-like ornament that rested on an aluminum shelf next to one of his paintings.

Upon touching the glass ball, one attendee caused the piece to shatter when it fell to the floor. Fortunately, however, no one was hurt. It’s worthy of note that the only thing that discouraged visitors from touching the artwork was a piece of tape lining the floor at a distance.

The individual responsible for the act has not been identified, as the church is working with Koons’ studio to assess the damages – with the art estimated at around $60,000.

For more on the situation, follow on over to Hyperallergic.

In related news, Jeff Koons recently disclosed that he listens to Lil Uzi Vert while he works out.



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