In London a $26 million Picasso painting was cut

At the Tate Gallery of Modern Art in London, a vandal damaged a painting by artist Pablo Picasso. It was reported by the BBC.

It is noted that the painting “Bust of a woman” worth 20 million pounds (more than 26 million dollars) cut. Arrested 20-year-old Shakeel Massey intends to deny all charges. It is specified that he was refused bail.

The Tate Gallery explained that the painting depicts Picasso’s mistress Dora Maar. The work was painted in Paris in May 1944, the last months of the Nazi occupation.

In the fall of 2018 in Romania found Picasso’s painting “Harlequin’s Head. The painting was stolen in 2012 along with seven other paintings by Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse. In 2013, three Romanian citizens were arrested on a theft case.

Pablo Picasso is a Spanish and French artist, sculptor, graphic artist, theatrical artist, ceramist and designer. Founder of Cubism. During his life he created about 20 thousand works.