Was it a crime or an "act of love"? A French artist is on trial for leaving a lipstick-red kiss on a pure white canvas (valued at €2 million - isn't that insane?) of US artist Cy Twombly.
Rindy Sam, a 30-year-old French artist, faced charges of “voluntarily damaging a work of art.” The painting is worth an estimated $2,830,000 and restorers have tried to remove the lipstick smudge from the bone-white canvas using nearly 30 products — to no avail.
“I didn’t think. When I kissed it, I thought the artist would have understood,” Sam told the court in the southern French city of Avignon, describing it as “an act of love.”