I am still blowing hot and cold over this one; I used a courier firm to transport my ceramic sculpture to an art collector in London. But when he unwrapped it, it had broken in transit!
I always insure my work, and so I contacted the courier firm to get them to deal with the situation. In the meantime I would make a second angel sculpture to replace the broken one.
I explained that no two sculptures are identical, but I would do my very best to make the new Blue Angel as similar to the original as possible.
But when the driver turned up to collect the broken sculpture from my client, he refused to hand it over. He told them that it is an original piece of art, and he was not going to allow them to just smash it up and throw it away.
This of course put an instant stop to any claim – without the evidence they were not going to pay up. But my client insisted that it would be criminal to just throw away an original piece of art.
And so he glued the angel back together and hung it on his wall. And he emailed me this photo; I love the way it is hung with the spot light.
But! Superglue? Hmm…