Monday, December 11, 2006
A German woman is suing a foster agency, after her teenage foster son ruined valuable naked photos of her - by comitting an act of self-love all over them.
Marietta Anton, 50, who now lives in Portugal's Algarve, was 25 when she was photographed naked by her boyfriend at the time, Sigmar Polke. After they split Polke went on to become a world famous artist, and the old pictures were valued at over £35,000.
But when Anton's 15-year-old foster son Mehmet found the old snaps, he thought he had unearthed a secret porn stack, and proceeded to do what teenage boys will do.In news that seem likely to keep local psychiatrists busy for a while, he did not realise who the model was whilst enjoying himself with the pictures.
Despite work by art experts to restore the pictures, they were extensively damaged, and only made £8,000 at auction.
Anton is now suing the German child services organisation that placed Mehmet with her two years ago for the remaining value of the pictures. A court in Bonn will rule on the case on December 29.