The painting called The Actor, a tableau Picasso completed during his Rose Period in 1905 was the unfortunate receiver of a 6 inch tear last week when a woman leaned in a little too closely and lost her balance. The $80 million dollar painting served as the proverbial ‘pillow’ she then fell onto. There is hope however, as the Met stated in their press release that the piece could be fixed seeing that the damage was done in the lower right corner. When restored, it will be presented along with 250 other works of art by Picasso at the Met for the upcoming exhibit occurring April 27 through til August 1, 2010.
Another Picasso saved, it seems!