Few days ago a brief news story by Carol Vogel about an accident involving a woman falling accidentally into “The Actor”(1905), "a rare Rose Period Picasso" and damaging it last Friday at the Metroplitan Museum of Art appeared in the NY Times. It was later followed by a longer piece explaining how the small tear will be dealt with.
This somewhat sensational story was of course picked up on twitter and in the general and art news media around the world. Knowing that, I had Dick quickly read the longer story on my iphone and I asked him to tell me about his view on the accident and about his experience with torn canvases. This led us to make a short video below about art restoration.
Make sure to also look at the funny, cruel, cynical and pointed comments in this original blog entry on the NYT Artsbeat.