Restorers saved damaged Picasso painting

Restorers saved damaged Picasso painting The staff of the American Museum of Houston managed to save a picture of Pablo Picasso's "Woman in a red armchair" (Woman in a Red Armchair), 1929, after vandal messed up the canvas by painting in Matador killing a bull, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the newspaper The Houston Chronicle.The incident occurred last Wednesday at the Museum of the Menil Collection, where the picture is placed with its opening in 1987. Immediately after the incident, the canvas was delivered to the restoration room, where experts managed to completely remove all traces of paint.The act of vandalism was recorded by surveillance cameras, and witnesses who filmed the incident on a smartphone. The video clearly shows how a young man gets the image at a Picasso and quickly leaves. In a short time he managed to draw a Matador killing a bull, and write the word СЃonquista (conquest - Spanish).As told in an interview to Channel 2, one of the witnesses, the young man described himself as a "promising artist of Mexican origin" and explained that in this way he wanted to "pay homage" to the works of famous Spanish artist.Now Houston police are looking for a grief-the artist, who face criminal charges.As the newspaper notes, this is not the first case when works by Picasso become objects of attention of artists and provocateurs. In 1974 the American Tony Shafrazi to protest caused the inscription on the famous painting "Guernica," exhibited at the Museum of modern art in new York. At that time the painting also was not injured. Today Shafrazi is a successful artist and gallery business deals.Source: the Restorers saved damaged Picasso painting.



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