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Damaged Picasso Painting at Tate Modern

Damaged Picasso Painting at Tate Modern

Tate Modern is known for its glamorous galleries founded in 1897 located in London.  It is an art gallery that holds the nation’s collection of International and British modern art. It is one of the top ten most visited museums worldwide. One of its famous collections was Pablo Picasso’s painting entitled “Bust of a Woman’ 1944.

The very same painting was punched by a Spanish Architecture student, Shakeel Massey. Using a metal padlock wrapped around, his hands broke through the protective glass and slandered it. Pulling the artwork from the wall to the floor. Massey explained to the security guard that it was an “art performance.” Due to its foolish act, the culprit was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

The painting, was loaned from a private collector, according to BBC News. And the museum reckons for an estimated restoration cost of around USD 450,000.

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