DETROIT (AP) – In a March 1 story about a boy sticking a wad of gum on a modernist painting at the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the value of the painting to museum officials.

The $1.5 million estimate for Helen Frankenthaler’s “The Bay” was based on the published purchase price of another major painting by the same artist two years ago. The Detroit Institute of Arts said it doesn’t comment on the value of its works.

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