The Headline of artdaly.comhttp://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=17156Man Sues Palace Museum For Not Reducing Fee. BEIJING, CHINA.- Curiously enough the plaintiff of the litigation against the Palace Museum wished to see the Hall of Supreme Harmony at the centre of the Forbidden City.The Museum had failed to display that areas were closed for maintenance where tickets were sold and the person was distraught when he found the Hall of Supreme Harmony closed for repair. Obviously this person desperately needed some harmony and now believes they can find it with a lawyer. The lawsuit did get the Museum to put up signs indicating areas closed for work. At least the plaintiff wasn't run over by a tank; an honor is reserved for Tienniman Square. Maybe this is a statement to Maoist art lovers every where.But the real bottom line is suing a museum in the United States for a similar incident would be like getting blood from a freeze dried turnip. http://www.artdaily.com/section/anecdotes/index.asp?int_sec=114The Anecdote section is a hoot, some really neat trivia.But I wonder where Giotto received his training in Zen Buddism?Is this trivia piece a renaissance koan?
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