Take a good look at this picture of Picasso's "Woman in a Red".
Chances are nobody is going to go near it for a while. The painting which was displayed Houston's Menil Collection was
reportedly vandalized by a man identifying himself as "an up-and-coming
What's worse is that the entire brazen endeavor was caught on camera by a suspected conspirator who then uploaded it on to YouTube:
Uriel Landeros is claiming responsibility for stenciling a matador slaying a bull and the word "Conquista" on the 1929 masterpiece, and even bragged about his "accomplishment" on Facebook. Luckily, conservators were able to repair the painting before any serious damage could be done. More from AP:
The museum's chief conservator has been working on it tirelessly since it was damaged June 13, and the restoration is going very well, he added.
"Most of the damage, virtually all has been taken care of," he said. "But you have to wait and see."
He also didn't know when the painting, "Woman in a Red Armchair," would return to display.
"Even if the treatment is completed, it would need rest for quite a while," he said. "We would not want to bring it out of the conservation lab prematurely."