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Let’s face it. Some people are just born to be unbalanced, uncoordinated, and generally klutzy. They may stumble through life, wreaking havoc wherever they go. But some people truly take the cake.
Imagine you are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. You are admiring one of Picasso’s great masterpieces, a famous painting called “The Actor.” An art class comes along to study the painting, and then WHAM — one of the students loses her balance and falls into the painting, ripping a six-inch hole in the bottom of the canvas.
That is precisely what happened last Friday.
The woman, who has not been named, seems to have just lost her balance, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art would not give reporters any indication as to why.
According to an article in the Associated Press, “The Met said the damage did not impact the ‘focal point of the composition’ and that it should be repaired in the coming weeks ahead of a major Picasso retrospective featuring some 250 works at the museum opening on April 27.”
Talk about embarrassing. I don’t think I would ever be able to live that one down if that were me. I wonder if the museum is making her pay for it…