Art Dirt: Berlin Museums Vandalized; Gallery and Nonprofit Closures

by Glasstire October 25, 2020
Neues Berlin Germany museum art vandalism

An Egyptian stone sarcophagus that has been vandalized in the Neues Museum in Berlin. Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the implications of closures of a blue-chip London gallery and a storied NYC nonprofit, and tackle recent vandalism at three German museums.

“I don’t think damaging art is performance, but using a clown flower to squirt liquid onto antiquities to deface them is one of the most absurd things I’ve heard.”

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