Critic accidentally destroys $20,000 artwork at Mexico fair

Critic accidentally destroys $20,000 artwork at Mexico fair

An art critic has apologized for accidentally destroying a $20,000 installation at a Mexico fair after placing a soda can near it in disdain. The piece involved a large sheet of glass with objects suspended through it. Art critic Avelina Lésper got too close to the work to put a can of soda to express her disdain for the piece— and the piece shattered.

christine hancock
christine hancock 3 months

A brutally honest opinion coming from me. Watch out. I saw both the before and after pictures, and I don't think the loss of that sculpture diminishes western culture in any way, in fact we are probably better off without it. Yeah suspending random objects in holes drilled through tempered glass is something that causes a brief double take, but that's all it does. I can cause the same human reaction with much less effort and expense by cutting the same objects in half and gluing them to a mirror.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 3 months

Put another way: an art destroyer destroys a questionable piece after criticizing it.

Anony 3 months


The Big Dawg
The Big Dawg 3 months

If it's that easily destroyed, it's not worth $20k.

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 3 months


David Silverstone
David Silverstone 3 months


Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 3 months

It's a sign of The Apocalypse. Run for the hills!

porcus 3 months

HaHa! That's great criticizing - she placed her canned beverage on the glass and took a photo of it (trash on top of a trash art piece). Then the "artwork" shattered. Probably sub-par construction.

Apache helicopter
Apache helicopter 3 months

should be held liable. like it or not, it's nobody's right to destroy other people's property or "art"..

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