The saddest thing about this story isn’t that Russell Simmons had a priceless piece of artwork destroyed — it’s that he throws parties and freaking supermodels show up. I don’t care how rich he is. Without that paper he would have been that doofy dude that never got married or had kids. According to the NY POST:
Russell Simmons had to cordon off his art collection after a guest during a party packed with Victoria’s Secret models erased part of a $100,000 chalk drawing by Gary Simmons (no relation to Russell). A rep for the hip-hop impresario told us, “One woman, who shall not be named, rubbed up against a chalk drawing. She didn’t realize it had been intentionally smudged by the artist, so she took a cloth to wipe it, rubbing off a part of the artwork.” The destruction took place at Russell Simmons’ downtown apartment May 26 during a charity bash hosted by Selita Ebanks.