Worst parents of the week let their brat crawl all over multi-million-dollar sculpture in a museum.
Yes, but that kind of exposure to art will make him a well-rounded douchebag later in life.
(via Stephanie Theodore)
There's not too much you need to know to understand this story: even if Donald Judd wasn't a world-famous artist, and even if this piece, "Untitled 1980," wasn't one of his most famous, and even if London's Tate Modern museum wasn't one of the most respected institutions of its kind on the planet, these would still be awful, awful parents. Other examples of Judd's work have sold for around $3 million, although this one in the Tate is considerably more famous.
Apparently, Stephanie Theodore, who took the photo, tried to speak to the mother:
@hragv yes. I told the woman the the kids were using a $10mm art work as a toy, she told me I knew nothing abt kids. Obv she doesn't either— Stephanie Theodore (@TheodoreArt) January 26, 2014
I may not know kids, but I know what I don't like.
The guards, however, were happy she told them. If there is any justice in the world, that kid will grow up wanting to be an artist and fail miserably (after having kids crawl all over his masterpiece).
(by Johnny McNulty)