A man charged with breaking a well-run Len Lye sculpture on the Wellington water still waits for the amount of compensation he may be asked to pay.
Hunter Laurie Browne Macdonald, 29, of Te Aro appeared in Wellington District Court on Friday and his lawyer Carrie Parkin asked for a ban without remark.
Parkin said there was still a dispute about how much the amount of compensation should be.
The Water Whirler The sculpture was worth $ 300,000 and earlier this week, the director of the Len Lye Foundation said it would replace the cost of between $ 35,000 and $ 50,000 to repair.
* Delay leads to a broken sculpture point
* Len Lye sculpture broken
* The artist would have been deeply injured by broken work
Judge Peter Hobbs resigned Macdonald to the castle until the end of the month without submitting a reason.
Len Lye Foundation Director Evan Webb said they would produce three new wands because the cost of making them one-by-one was so high.
It's likely to fix next year.
Macdonald has publicly stated that he was "bored" as he walked along the waterfront of Wellington when he crossed the Water Whirler Sculpture – costing about $ 300,000 at the 2006 installation.
"I decided to stop and try to do some sort of gymnastics, acrobatic things on the sculpture".
Historian Roger Horrocks, who was Lies personal assistant in the last year of his life, said that the artist would have been "deeply hurt by the pure idiocy" of the one who saw it as just a climb – not an artwork.