Filed under: Art
The Art Miami show has had its first casualty, a sad tale that anyone who has ever opened a package and found shards where art should be can identify with. The Palm Beach Post captures the reactions of artist Carole Feuerman on discovering that her resin sculpture "Survival of Serena" arrived in Miami in broken pieces. It is unknown how the sculpture was damaged but the plywood crate protecting it was too thin. The piece had been displayed in China at the National Museum of China in Beijing during the Olympics and then in Italy and was to serve as the welcome piece at Art Miami this week. The sculpture was valued at $350,000 but Feuerman says insurance will only pay $9,100. Art Miami officials decided to display the sculpture and crate in their shattered form. Feuerman is understandably distraught over the loss but says she will try to make another Serena.