Whoa. Naples museum director begins burning art to protest at lack of funding

From The Guardian: “Antonio Manfredi has already destroyed a painting and vowed to incinerate one artwork every day until his demands are met.”

Antonio Manfredi stands next to a burning painting by French artist Séverine Bourguignon during his protest. Photograph: Roberta Basile/AFP/Getty Images

Says the artist who watched her painting being burned over Skype: “I feel as if I am in mourning. It is very sad that they burned my painting. We hoped until the very last minute that someone would step in. And now I have to fix in my mind that I will never see that work again. But I hope it’ll be worthwhile. At least people heard about what is happening in Italy and  to culture everywhere. It’s been useful.”

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