There is so much wrong with this scenario that I don’t even know where to begin. First, the artist is commissioned to do a mural that contains names of famous people. She creates the mural but misspells some of the names. The article quotes her thusly:
The artist said the names were spelled correctly on her sketches, but she got them wrong as she was doing the piece. She admits noticing "Einstein" was misspelled but choosing to go forward anyway.
"I just wasn’t that concerned," she said. "None of us are particularly good spellers anymore because of computers. When you are in a studio full of clay, you don’t give it much thought.
Right. Because of computers.
The very next paragraph has her comparing her mistakes with the testicles of Michelangelo’s David:
"When you look at Michelangelo’s David, do you point out that one (testicle) is lower than the other?"
Okay. I’m not a medical professional, but I am a guy and I’m here to point out that those are the kind of details that demonstrate an attention to detail. I mean come on.
And that’s not all! When public officials tried to make lemonade out of what they’d been given by creating a game of "find the misspellings", the artist got all mad! She said it’s outrageous to suggest that a work of art be used as a game.
However, since the city council voted to pay her an additional $6,000 to fix the eleven (11!) mistakes, it’s apparently not outrageous to deliver a defective product and charge more money to fix the problems. Unbelievable.