NEW YORK CITY, May 31st, 2012.
Brooklyn-based Street Artist “Lambros” illegally opened his own Art Exhibits at both the MET and the MOMA this past weekend. Over 6 pieces of Art were put on display, some as large as 2 x 4 ft. Bootleg postcards with the artist’s work were also left in the museum gift shops, made to look like official MET and MOMA merchandise.
was removed from the Museum walls, but the conflict now becomes what to do with them. Each work claims to be from the private collection of a high-profile group of owners: the labels on each piece bear semi-conspicuous names (Charles Saatchi, Glenn Lowry, Larry Gagosian, Iwan Wirth and rapper Jay-Z, to name a few,) making an easy handover from the Museum a challenging feat.
Whether or not either Museum is even legally obligated to return them remains a question. The scandal surrounding these 6 pieces of art
already grants them immense value, infamy, and an unknown fate.
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