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You just could not make it up in this crazy world of ours!

The art world is not immune from the bizarre and downright strange.

Here are a few examples of items from around the world that have caught my eye over the past few weeks.

Forgetful Art Dealer

Now I would be the first to confess that I am a forgetful person.  However, even I would remember if I was carrying a picture worth $1.5 million in a taxi, to remember to take it when I reached my destination.

Well, one French Art Dealer must have had a lot on his mind when he alighted from a taxi in Paris.  Why,? because he completely forgot that he had stowed away the painting in the cabbies boot for safety.

Lucio Fontana
A similar painting by Lucio Fontana as left in the taxi

Even more bizarre, he didn’t realise his mistake until the next day! ($1.5 million paintings must be two a penny to him)

He tried to locate the taxi he had used without success and had to report the incident to the police.  Lucky for him the cab driver was honest and within a couple of days, the painting was reunited with the dealer.  The painting was called ‘Concetto Spaziale’ by Lucio Fontana.

I would lay odds that he won’t do that again!

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