A Painter (not the artistic type, the one who paints your walls and doors), had an unfortunate accident, and tore a gap in a Picasso worth upward of $100m.
Everyone sued everyone, and now the poor painting contractor is now liable for $18.74m. Christie’s had the work restored, and spent $487,625 to close the gaping hole and the surrounding damage. The total damaged area is 7 x 2 inches. Quite an expensive cut!
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Pablo Picasso, Le Marin (1943). ©2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy of Christie’s