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Contributing to Work of Art a Crime

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Contributing to Work of Art a Crime

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Contributing to Work of Art a Crime

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

It's apparently a crime to make your own contribution to a work of art. A French museum was displaying a Cy Twombly painting. It might be the ultimate work of modern art. It's nine by six feet, untitled and white - a big white canvas, valued at $2 million. A woman named Sam Rindy kissed it. She left a lipstick stain and got arrested. But she says I found the painting even more beautiful. The artist left this white for me.

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