The Price For Slashing A Painting

Follow up the previous¬† blog “slashing the painting“:

Timur Serebrykov, the former security guard at the Carnegie Museum of Art was ordered to pay $245,000 for slashing a valuable painting at the museum last year. He was also ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device for 11-23 months, four year probation and 500 hours of community service.

Vija Celmins’ painting was defaced, but she also got media coverage so that people like me who haven’t got the chance to see the exhibition would at least remember her name and the works.

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 - 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that "his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.

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