Art lovers were horrified when two parents let their children clamber all over a multi-million pound sculpture at Tate Modern.Said ‘multi million pound sculpture’ looking rather like the sort of avant-garde child/cat furniture you could pick up in Pet World or Ikea, maybe the kids had a point?
A visitor took a photograph of the family of four after she saw the children crawling on the installation, by American artist Donald Judd.
Today she told the Standard the parents had been encouraging their two daughters to play on the sculpture — and refused to back down when she confronted them.Heh! They do seem to be the sort who are totally unaware of how they come across, don't they?
She said: “I was shocked. I said to the parents I didn't think their kids should be playing on a $10 million artwork. The woman turned around and told me I didn't know anything about kids and she was sorry if I ever had any.”Oh, stop! I'm dying here!
The photograph went viral on the internet, with hundreds of art lovers expressing their outrage.Art phonies vs self-centred indulgent parents – there’s really only one way to decide, isn't there..?