April 4th, 2021


Couple mistakenly vandalizes $440,000 painting at exhibition

SEOUL, South Korea -- An art piece by an American graffiti artist showcased in South Koreawas damaged by a couple in their 20s who thought the sets of paint and brushes laid in front of the artwork was for spectators use.

Staff at the gallery exhibition noticed new brush strokes on the wall -- small swipes of dark green to the right of center -- last Sunday. After checking the security camera, two suspects were taken by the police for investigation.

Due to the characteristics of contemporary art, there will be many happenings like these going forward. Exhibit organizers must take extra care in physically protecting the artwork, as the audience may mistake the art like that of JonOne to something they can scribble on, Ha Jae-geun, a Korean pop culture expert, told ABC News.


Mystery Solved

A couple of years ago we were driving fown the West Side Highway and saw construction in the Hudson River (first two pictures.)  I tried to find out what it was but no luck.  I found it online last night.  It is Little Island, a public park.