Meijer Garden really did get Punk'd
Back on September 25, 2006, LAMB blogged about about an intervention that took place at Frederik Meijer Gardens called Paleta Grande [ read: old post}.
We emailed the staff at the Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park to verify if this was actually true. Today, 5 months later, we have the truth:
Officially for the record, rumors of Paletta Grande returning to Meijer
Gardens on its March 16, 6-month anniversary are untrue. Rumors are true
however that Paletta Grande was quickly sold to a private collector. Waste
Management of West Michigan secured the sculpture at private auction for an
undisclosed amount. Yes, even Meijer Gardens can have a sense of humor.
Recently the individual responsible for the exhibit was found to be one of
our own. Disciplinary action was swift and appropriately measured to deter
copy-cats. Increased security measures have since been enacted throughout
the park to protect Meijer Gardens exhibits and other interests against
theft, vandalism and Ashton Kutcher look-alikes.
Meijer Gardens thanks LAMB for their support of the gardens and the arts
and requests that readers refrain from contacting the park with inquiries
concerning Paletta Grande.
Dr. Joseph Becherer, Ph.D
Curator of Sculpture
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Posted on February 19, 2007 11:12 AM