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Another break at Pompidou Centre

May 15, 2008|From Reuters

A plexiglass work by U.S. artist Corey McCorkle fell to the ground and broke into several pieces at the Pompidou Centre in Paris for unknown reasons, the gallery said Wednesday, two years after two similar incidents.

The Pompidou Centre, a favorite with tourists thanks to its unusual facade crisscrossed by giant, colorful tubes, said McCorkle's 30-pound piece had been suspended from a device that was designed to take a load of up to 350 pounds.

In 2006, two works, by U.S. artists Peter Alexander and Craig Kauffman, fell off the wall and shattered during an exhibition dedicated to art from Los Angeles in the 1955-85 period.

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