Friday, September 08, 2006

That's Better

A month after "it's not our guilt," the Pompidou has offered “solemn apologies” and accepted full responsibility for the destruction of two works by American artists that it had borrowed for a recent exhibition. The owner of one of the works has been paid its insured value of $28,000, and the insured value of the other work ($60,000) will be paid "soon." In a nice additional touch, the museum has extended an invitation to the artists to remake the works at the museum’s expense. The New York Times story is here. More too at Bloomberg and The Art Newspaper.