January 26th, 2010 10:11 EST
Picasso Painting Damaged By Museum Patron
"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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