Friday, June 18

Couple in South Korea ‘accidentally’ painted a half-million dollar painting at art gallery

Wandering around an art gallery in South Korea, the couple mixed a giant painting they encountered with a different purpose painting, took the paint in their hands and painted the painting. However, both the paint and the painting they picked up were part of a work worth 500 thousand dollars in total.

The couple, who visited the art gallery in South Korea, put paint on the painting, worth 500 thousand dollars, hanging on the wall. The detained couple, in a statement to the police, said that they thought the painting was a ‘participatory piece of art’, so they painted it.

In a statement made by the police, it was announced that the paint boxes in front of the painting were a part of the artwork, and that there was a warning written “Do Not Touch” in front of these boxes. Kang Wook, the director of the gallery, said, “They thought they were allowed to do this as participating art and they made a mistake. We are currently discussing with the artist whether he can be restored.”

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In the statement given by the couple to the police, he stated that they thought the painting was a ‘participatory piece of art’ (works that ensure the participation of the public in the creative process), therefore they thought that the paint cans on the floor were there for the visitors to use.

In a statement made by the police, she explained that the paint boxes in front of the painting were part of the artwork and that “Do Not Touch” was written in front of these boxes as a warning.

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Kang Wook, the director of the gallery, said, “They thought they were allowed to do this as participating art and they made a mistake. We are currently discussing with the artist whether she will be restored or not.”

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