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Teen Who Tossed Boy Off Tate Balcony Hears His Fate

Jonty Bravery, 18, gets at least 15 years behind bars, but 'you may never be released,' judge says

(Newser) - A teen who threw a 6-year-old French boy off a 10th-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery last summer has been sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars—and he could see even more time than that. Per CNN , Justice Maura McGowan told 18-year-old Jonty Bravery... More »

$26M Picasso Torn in Museum Attack

20-year-old London man is charged

(Newser) - A 20-year-old is facing charges after he allegedly attacked a Picasso painting hanging on the wall of London's Tate Modern. Picasso's Bust of a Woman , valued at $26.5 million, is being assessed for damage after it was reportedly ripped on Saturday, per the BBC . A museum spokesperson... More »

Suspect Studied the Crowd Before Museum Attack: Police

6-year-old was thrown off platform at Tate Modern

(Newser) - The teenager arrested after a 6-year-old boy was thrown from a viewing platform at the Tate Modern museum in London may have spent up to two hours Sunday picking out a victim, police said. The boy, who fell about 100 feet , is in critical condition; he's expected to survive.... More »

Cops Say Teen Threw Boy, 6, From Tate Modern's 10th Floor

The boy is in critical condition and the suspect has been arrested

(Newser) - A horrifying scene Sunday afternoon in London, where a 6-year-old boy standing on a viewing platform on the 10th floor of the Tate Modern museum was thrown, falling five stories to land on a 5th-floor roof, the BBC reports. He is currently in critical condition, and police have arrested a... More »

Guy Defaces Rothko Mural in Broad Daylight

'Black on Maroon' vandalized at Tate Modern

(Newser) - A man sat in front of a Mark Rothko mural at the Tate Modern yesterday and—in front of a number of onlookers—defaced the painting with black paint. "By the time we turned around he was pretty much finished with his tag," says one museumgoer, who tweeted... More »

Damien Hirst Plastic Skull: Yours for $58K

'Hallucinatory Head ' on sale at Tate Modern gift shop

(Newser) - We get it. You've always dreamed of owning Damien Hirst's diamond-encrusted human skull , or maybe his diamond-encrusted baby skull , but you just don't have the scratch. Well if you swing by Damien Hirst's new exhibit at the Tate Modern, you can now have the next best... More »

World's Most Photographed Landmarks

Guess what comes in ahead of the Statue of Liberty?

(Newser) - Quick, what would you rather take a picture of on a trip to New York: the Statue of Liberty or the Apple store? Turns out most people would choose the Apple store—at least if we’re talking about the one on Fifth Avenue with a nifty-looking cube atop it.... More »

Saddam's Army Modeled on... Darth Vader

Baghdad monument may have been inspired by Star Wars

(Newser) - American artist Michael Rakowitz has devoted an exhibition at London's Tate Gallery to one Star Wars fan George Lucas probably doesn't want to brag about. Rakowitz explores Saddam Hussein's interest in Star Wars and other science fiction—including pages from the dictator's own fantasy novel—and helmets and uniforms from... More »

New Museum Piece Shows Viewers Total Blackness

Miroslaw Balka's How It Is , at the Tate Modern, displays the void

(Newser) - The Tate Modern's latest installation is an enormous steel container—100 feet long, 43 feet high, and 30 feet wide—that envelops visitors in total darkness upon entering. How It Is, by Polish artist Miroslaw Balka, is lined with a suede-like material that is 10 times darker than black paint.... More »

Museum Yanks Nude Photo of Tween Brooke

Pic may violate child porn laws in Britain

(Newser) - The Tate Modern has yanked a nude photo of a young Brooke Shields from an exhibit following a visit by police investigating whether the picture violates child pornography laws in Britain. The controversial photo by New York artist Richard Prince shows a heavily made-up 10-year-old Shields standing naked in a... More »

Photo of Nude Tween Brooke Shields Stokes Controversy

Critic slams display as 'magnet for pedophiles'

(Newser) - A nude photo of 10-year-old Brooke Shields set to appear in an exhibition at the Tate Modern is drawing criticism from child-safety advocates. The photo, by Richard Prince, shows a heavily made-up Shields standing in a bathtub looking into the camera. Prince has said the work, Spiritual America, comments on... More »

Ouch! In London, Art Hurts

Installation at Tate Modern causes at least 15 injuries to unsuspecting visitors

(Newser) - A high-profile installation at the Tate Modern has won critical praise and drawn crowds, but Doris Salcedo's Shibboleth 2007 has also caused trouble, the London Times reports. Some 15 people were injured in a month while viewing the work, a crack in the floor of the gallery large enough to... More »

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