Thursday, August 03, 2006

"It's not our guilt" (UPDATED)

Two works by Los Angeles artists on loan to the Pompidou Center in Paris were destroyed after falling off museum walls. (A third piece, a Robert Irwin painting owned by the Eli Broad Art Foundation, has also been damaged.) The Los Angeles Times has the story here. Tyler Green is not thrilled with the Pompidou's response.

The museum paid $28,000 in compensation to the artist who had loaned one of the destroyed works. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art owned the other, valued at $70,000 last year, and it and the Pompidou's insurers "are negotiating compensation."

UPDATE: Carol Vogel has more on this in Friday's New York Times.