January 25, 2010 in Nation/World

Picasso piece hit by visitor

Associated Press
 

NEW YORK – A notable painting by Picasso will undergo repairs after a visitor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art accidentally lost her balance and struck it.

The museum said the accident caused a vertical tear of about 6 inches in the lower right-hand corner of “The Actor,” painted by the artist during the winter of 1904-1905. The museum said the damage didn’t affect the “focal point of the composition.”

The nearly 6-by-4-foot canvas depicts an acrobat posed dramatically against an abstracted backdrop.

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