Tripping Visitor Rips Met Picasso
Museum repairing 6-inch tear
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2010 1:43 AM CST
Updated Jan 25, 2010 6:47 AM CST
Oops. A visitor stumbled into a masterpiece by Picasso during a visit to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.   (?beckysnyder)

(Newser) – Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art has removed a $130 million Picasso painting for repair after it was damaged when a visitor tripped and fell into the masterpiece. The accident resulted in a 6-inch tear in a corner of the 1904 painting "The Actor." Repairs are expected to be completed in time for the museum's major Picasso exhibit in the spring, Bloomberg reports. The 6-foot painting is a key element of Picasso's work, signaling a shift from his "blue period."