Picasso Painting "The Actor" Damaged By Clumsy Lady
"The Pablo Picasso painting 'The Actor' will undergo repair work, after a woman visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art fell onto the painting and tore the canvas.
The museum said the Picasso work was damaged Friday when a visitor lost her balance and fell onto onto the unusually large 6-foot, 4-inch work." CNN
"The Actor" marked the great painter's transition from his "Blue period" to his "Rose period." If Picasso were alive today he would be felling mighty blue, it's a tragedy whenever a masterpiece is stolen or damaged.
The klutzy art lover hasn't been identified, and I hope she never will. It would be an unbearable burden to be known as the clumsy fool who damaged a priceless work of art.
The museum staff is also to blame -- such a timeless work of art should be cordoned off so even if Rosie O'Donnell tripped she wouldn't damage the painting.
All's well that ends well. "The Actor" will be repaired in time for his next performance: An exhibit of some 250 Picasso works that opens April 27 this year.
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