Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Picasso's "The Actor" Returns to Met Walls
After a a damaging accident in January, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rare Rose Period Picasso,“The Actor,” returned to the institution's walls last week. A six-inch vertical tear was caused when a woman taking an adult education class accidently fell into the painting. Three months of work went into repairing the now barely visible tear and the 105-year-old painting can now be included in the museum's exhibition "Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" opening next Tuesday. Except this time, "The Actor" will be behind a protective sheet of plexiglass.
The exhibition will include nearly all of the Met's collection of Picasso's oeuvre: paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and ceramics. You can read the whole article on "The Actor" in the NY Times today.