TITLE

MISADVENTURES IN COLLECTING

AUTHOR(S)
Stoodley, Sheila Gibson
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Art & Antiques;Aug2008, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on several misfortunes in art collecting. It notes that British connoisseur John Pope-Hennessy debunked a sculpture which is believed to be the "Sleeping Cupid," by Michelangelo Buonarroti that had emerged in Italy and found its way to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England. The hopes of the Florists' Transworld Delivery company of dispersing its corporate art collection discreetly in Paris, France in November 1974 were ruined by British artist Malcolm Morley wielding a squirt gun loaded with purple paint.
ACCESSION #
33910582

 

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