Clumsy art student falls, rips Picasso - World - NZ Herald News
Good thing they don't have a "you break it and you bought it " policy.Pity the poor student then who lost her balance, toppled over and fell smack into a Picasso.
Exactly what propelled the aspiring artist from her place of work into the canvas, a 6ft by 4ft work from Pablo Picasso's Rose period called The Actor, remains a mystery, particularly as it was hanging safely on a gallery wall at the time.
But it was enough in any event to leave a 15.2 centimetre tear in its bottom right-hand corner.
Kindness drove the museum to withhold the name of the perpetrator of Friday's involuntary sabotage.
The NZ$182 million painting has already been taken to the repair and restoration department and purportedly will be as good as new in time for the Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition set to open on 27 April.