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Costly canvas kiss

LipstickA Cambodian-born French woman, Sam Rindy,  who left a smudge of lipstick on a white canvas painting she is suspected of kissing, faces criminal prosecution. The woman, who is herself a painter, stands accused of “damage to a work of art”, by kissing it and leaving her lipstick on an otherwise bone white canvas. The painting, valued at $2.7 million, was on exhibit at Avignon’s ‘Collection Lambert‘  contemporary art museum. It was painted by American artist Cy Twombly. Twombly is known for abstract paintings that combine elements such as different painting and drawing techniques, with the use of repetitive lines, graffiti, letters and words.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. The lipsticked kisses on Oscar Wilde’s tombstone in Paris remind me of some Wrath of God skin ailment.

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