A woman has been charged in France for kissing a Cy Twombly painting worth more than 2 million dollars. Sam Rindy was overcome with passion in front of the work and just couldn’t help herself.
Painting meets its femme fatale
“I left a kiss,” she told La Provence newspaper on leaving the police station. “A red stain remained on the canvas… This red stain is testimony to this moment, to the power of art.” Speaking to French news agency AFP, she said the artist had “left this white” for her. BBC
The painting was hanging at the Collection Lambert gallery in Avignon, France. The exhibition is called “Cy Twombly Blooming – A Scattering of Blossoms and other Things.” I couldn’t find the damaged painting, but the Twombly works that are shown on the Collection Lambert website look like giant kisses. I’m sure the artist would have been amused by it, rather than being offended by it.