What If You Break a $300,000 Figurine While on Assignment?

April 27, 2012

By David Walker

 A 2,600 year-old figurine before and after it was smashed at a photo shoot last year for Art + Auction magazine.

Photo shoot disasters hardly get any worse than an incident last year involving a privately owned terra cotta figurine, which was appraised at $300,000 after it was smashed to bits at a photo shoot in the owner’s home. With a lawsuit and much finger pointing now under way, a timely question is: What happens when you’re on assignment and something...

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