Salzburg Man Admits Vandalizing Mozart Statue

Classic Arts News   Salzburg Man Admits Vandalizing Mozart Statue
A statue of Mozart in Salzburg was vandalized by a man who said he wanted to protect society from contemporary art, the Associated Press reports.

Martin Humer admitted to throwing paint and feathers at the statue last August. He is being investigated for damage (estimated at $42,000) to a public work, and may face a fine or jail time of up to two years.

The $604,000 bronze statue, called Homage to Mozart, was commissioned by the Salzburg Foundation from the German artist Markus L‹pertz, and was put up in Salzburg last summer. It shows the composer with both male and female features.

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