Daily Archives: January 27, 2010

Picasso’s ‘The Actor’ damaged by student at Metropolitan Museum in New York


Picasso’s ‘The Actor’ was damaged with a six-inch gash by a clumsy visitor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York | via artdaily.org

An art lover was left red-faced after she ripped an £80million ($130million) Picasso painting when she accidentally fell against it.

The woman was visiting the Metropolitan Museum in New York when she ‘lost her balance’ and crashed into the artwork, causing a six inch gash.

The painting, called ‘The Actor’, depicts a gaunt male figure in a pink costume on stage and was completed in 1905.