A cleaning woman at an Italian gallery accidentally threw away thousands of dollars of art by New York modernist Paul Branca when she mistook his crumpled newspaper, cardboard, and cookie installation scattered across the floor for garden-variety trash.
The pieces, estimated to be worth around $15,000, were apparently intended to make viewers think of the environment.
«We are obviously very sorry for what happened,» city marketing commissioner Antonio Maria Vasile said.
The gallery says they do not blame the cleaning woman, who «did not realise she had thrown away two works and their value.»
Fuente y leer (inglés): gawker