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Kandinsky Family Sues Tate Modern

Kandinsky transverse lines painting hanging upside down picture

Southwark, London - The art world was dumbfounded today as the family of the abstract artist, Wassily Kandinsky, sued the Tate Modern art gallery.

Legal spokesperson for the family, Ivan Tolaff, told the Badger, "It is a scandal, an absolute scandal.  The damage to the family name is irreparable."

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (1866–1944), widely considered the pioneer of modern art, has several famous works on display at the Tate Modern, most notably the painting Transverse Lines, which he painted in 1923.

It is this very painting that has caused such a furor.

Tate Modern art director, Franky Morris, commented, "We offer our sincerest apologies to the Kandinsky family, but really, it was bound to happen sooner or later.  If modern abstract artists don't sign their paintings, then it's understable that every now and then their art will be hung upside down.  I don't see what the problem is though - it's always been our most popular exhibit."