Peanut Butter Artwork Severely Damaged

Peanut Butter Artwork Severely Damaged

The famous work of art ‘The Peanut Butter Floor‘ by Wim T. Schippers was destroyed by a visitor at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in the Netherlands.

The notable peanut butter artwork needs to be repaired after a visitor at the Museum accidentally lost his balance and stepped on the peanut butter floor with both feet.

The visitor says to be very sorry for his action. He would not deliberately step on the artwork and simply did not pay attention.

It’s not the first time someone damaged the artwork composed of 700 liters of peanut butter. Previously the museum had to restore the remarkable object.

The financial loss is not that bad and the damage will be repaired.
The museum has not officially announced how much was paid for the floor, but reportedly involves more than 100,000 Euros.

The ‘Peanut-Butter Platform’ was first realised in 1969 at Gallery Mickery in Loenersloot, the Netherlands, and was later included in a Wim T. Schippers retrospective at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. From March 5th the ‘Peanut-Butter Platform’ is on view at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Schippers’ peanut butter installation is a work which can be realised in different ways, and at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, in contrast to other realisations, the floor sculpture is not perfectly square, and is 4 x 12 meters in size.

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