A Russian security guard drew some eyes on the faceless figures in this 90-year-old $1,000,000 painting and honestly he kinda improved it
ยท Feb 14, 2022 ยท NottheBee.com

Some of us are born artists. Others are meant to be art critics. And then...well then some of us are supposed to be total bosses:

A painting worth ยฃ740,000 has been destroyed after a 'bored' security guard drew eyes on faceless figures depicted in the artwork at a Russian gallery.

On his first day on the job, the security guard had drawn two pairs of eyes with a ballpoint pen onto artist Anna Leporskaya's 'Three Figures' (1932โ€“1934) painting during an abstract art exhibition at the Yeltsin Center in the city of Yekaterinburg, western Russia.

The painting was defaced by a security guard, who has not been named but is believed to be 60-years-old, who worked for a private security company, the Yeltsin Center said in a statement.

Ooookay. "Ruined?" "Destroyed?" Look, if it's not your artwork, you probably shouldn't doodle on it. No arguments there. But, I mean...it was not a great painting to begin with. It is, in fact, a rather boring and uninspiring bit of suprematism, kinda dull, exciting no emotions, communicating very little. At least the people in it have eyes now! It was creepier before, really.

I'm not trying to knock too hard on Ms. Leporskaya here. I'm just saying...at the very least, the painting now has a weird, interesting backstory to it. Honestly, give it a little time and it might be worth more than it was before the doodle!

That's basically free money! Can't argue with that!

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