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Rodin Statue Vandalized, Reveals Buff Model
June 22, 2007
Paris – Vandals in Paris who tossed acid on The Thinker this week unwittingly revealed one of the art world’s most closely guarded secrets: Rodin didn’t sculpt the famous work of art, he simply poured bronze over a live male model, possibly his longtime studio “assistant,” Phillipe.
“Rodin may have just been in a hurry, or perhaps this was just a little prank,” said art historian Jean LaBouche of the Musee Rodin. “But the fact of the matter is, Rodin was a murderer,” he chuckled.
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