On the last day of the exhibition in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of the world famous American artist Jeff Koons lost. A visitor is accidentally against the work cases, says an eyewitness on the local television channel AT5.
The New Church was part of the series Masterpiece, one of Koons’ Gazing Ball Paintings exhibit a combination of a hand re-painted Madonna and Child with four saints of the Italian Renaissanceschilder Perugino and a reflective, cobalt blue glass bulb, which makes the spectators, as it were, in the work to be included.
But that spiegelbal the exhibition not survived. During a concert on the occasion of the closing of the exhibition would be one of the visitors against the art cases are, according to an eyewitness.
“When the last notes of the music sounded, I heard a bang. That is a number of people to the work of art, ran, that’s the only work of art in this exhibition. It seemed to be an accident. An old man stood there dazed watching. The guards helped him, it was all very civilised and there seemed really no question of intent.’
Koons has in the past five years, fifty of Gazing Ball Paintings made, whenever copies of famous paintings such as manet’s Olympia, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Monet’s Water lilies. Galleries sell them for 2.5 to 3 million dollars a piece.
The New Church has not yet responded to the incident.