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In 1964, city workers in San Antonio, not realizing that the hunk of steel in front of them was an expensive sculpture, carted Tony Smith's “Asteriskos” off to the scrapyard.
Aphrodite of Knidos was the first of her kind, the earliest nude sculpture of a woman known in history. She attracted crowds, though what happened to the goddess remains a mystery.
A 1974 blaze was the first of four fires that plagued legendary Hollywood designer Tony Duquette over his 85-year life, destroying not just properties but also much-treasured art.