Jo Baer “(untitled)” / lipstick 
 In 1977, a woman named Ruth van Herpen kissed a white monochrome painting by Jo Baer while it was on view at the Oxford Museum of Modern Art. She left a lipstick mark and a smear of red on the work. At her subsequent court hearing, she explained, “It looked so cold. I only kissed it to cheer it up.”)

Jo Baer “(untitled)” / lipstick

In 1977, a woman named Ruth van Herpen kissed a white monochrome painting by Jo Baer while it was on view at the Oxford Museum of Modern Art. She left a lipstick mark and a smear of red on the work. At her subsequent court hearing, she explained, “It looked so cold. I only kissed it to cheer it up.”)

Christopher Schreck