Man jailed after Tate Modern Picasso painting attack

Picasso's Bust of a Woman, and Tate ModernSymbol copyright
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Picasso’s Bust of a Girl was once ripped off the Tate Trendy’s partitions

A person has been jailed after punching a £20m Picasso portray and ripping it from the wall on the Tate Trendy artwork gallery in London.

Shakeel Massey, 20, admitted legal harm after attacking the artist’s 1944 portray Bust of a Girl.

Mavens advised Inside Town Crown court docket that its restore would take as much as 18 months and value as much as £350okay.

Massey, of Clarendon Courtroom, Willesden Inexperienced, London, was once sentenced to 18 months in jail on Tuesday.

The court docket was once advised that the assault, on 28 December final yr, concerned Massey punching the portray a number of occasions with a padlock ahead of pulling it off the wall and throwing it to the bottom.

Throughout sentencing, Pass judgement on Donne RD QC mentioned Massey’s movements had been not anything greater than an try to “search notoriety and 5 mins of status”.

Upon his arrest, Massey advised police his movements had been “a efficiency”, the court docket heard.

In keeping with Tate, the paintings depicts Pablo Picasso’s lover Dora Maar and was once painted in Paris in Might 1944, all over the general months of the Nazi career.

It’s owned through a non-public collector, however has been on mortgage to Tate Trendy since 2011.

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