...two paintings from Alex Colville: Return, an exhibition of Colville's recent and earlier works, were vandalized. While vandalism happens all the time, and art vandals are not unheard of, it's particularly troubling to think that someone would enter a gallery and attack the art it houses.
Years ago a small painting of mine, along with a number of works by other artists, was stolen from a small commercial gallery. Though I was compensated for the piece and I got lots of mileage out of lame jokes about how my work, too, was worthy of thieves, to this day I wonder what came of that painting. Is it hidden away or was it merely tossed in a nearby lake, my hours of work now the platform for a sucker or some other bottom dweller?