Lush’s “Shitty Drawings” Vandalized at Klughaus Gallery
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Never one to shy away from controversy, Australian graffiti provocateur Lush ironically finds himself the victim of vandalism at his recent Shitty Drawings in New York City solo show opening at Klughaus Gallery Saturday night. Notorious for the tactic of ‘shock and awe’ in well, ALL of his work, one might question if the vandalism was an organized stunt. Taking the incident in stride Lush responded, “Haters gonna hate… Three shows in a row of stolen and destroyed work on each of the opening nights. Im flattered, I’m sure the next one someone will blow it up with a pipebomb or something.”
The owners of Klughaus Gallery told The Gothamist, “I have to laugh off the whole situation although it was a bit disrespectful to the gallery. I hear that only a couple of pieces were damaged the rest only needed new frames. We definitely don’t want to encourage this kind of behavior in the future. This was definitely not planned by us and we have confirmed with the artist LUSH that he did not plan this as well. In any case, a police report will be made this week and we’ll let the 5th precinct take over from there.”
Check out video of the incident below: