Published: 15:48 EDT, 25 August 2020 | Updated: 16:04 EDT, 25 August 2020

A vandal who punched a hole in Picasso’s £20million Bust of a Woman painting for ‘five minutes of fame’ has been jailed for 18 months.

Shakeel Ryan Massey, 20, ripped the Picasso painting at the Tate Modern on December 28 last year after smashing through the protective glass barrier.

The oil painting was taken away to be assessed for damages by a conservation team after Massey ripped it. 

Massey had admitted one charge of criminal damage and was today handed his 18-month sentence at Inner London Crown Court.

Shakeel Ryan Massey, 20, ripped the Picasso painting (pictured) at the Tate Modern on December 28 last year after smashing through the protective glass barrier

Massey’s lawyer, Glen Harris said that his client had been an immature artist making a point of ‘who knows what’, the Evening Standard reports.

Earlier Judge Silas Reid had said: ‘On the face of it he’s come to do what he did and he’s done it entirely deliberately.’

The court was told Massey had spent several minutes looking at the Picasso before he dropped his coat to the floor and punched the painting, smashing the protective glass and ripping the middle of the painting.

Massey spent several minutes staring at the painting at the Tate Modern (pictured) before punching it, smashing the protective glass and ripping the middle of the canvas

The Tate Modern has said that the Picasso painting is currently undergoing 18-months of restoration work at a cost of up to £350,000.

According to the Tate’s website, the oil painting, which was created in 1944 in Paris, depicts photographer Dora Maar in a semi-abstract style, wearing a hat and green clothing while sitting on a black metal chair.

Wlodzimierz Umaniec, a self-proclaimed artist vandalised a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern gallery in 2012 and was later jailed for two years for the attack.

Massey had a hand written note in his hand during the attack detailing the potential prison time he was facing based on Umaniec’s previous attack.

Share what you think

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.

You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8663027/Art-vandal-punched-hole-Pablo-Picassos-20m-Bust-Woman-jailed-18-months.html

World news – GB – Vandal jailed for 18 months for punching hole in £20m Picasso painting

En s’appuyant sur ses expertises dans les domaines du digital, des technologies et des process , CSS Engineering vous accompagne dans vos chantiers de transformation les plus ambitieux et vous aide à faire émerger de nouvelles idées, de nouvelles offres, de nouveaux modes de collaboration, de nouvelles manières de produire et de vendre.

CSS Engineering s’implique dans les projets de chaque client comme si c’était les siens. Nous croyons qu’une société de conseil devrait être plus que d’un conseiller. Nous nous mettons à la place de nos clients, pour aligner nos incitations à leurs objectifs, et collaborer pour débloquer le plein potentiel de leur entreprise. Cela établit des relations profondes et agréables.

Nos services:

  1. Création des sites web professionnels
  2. Hébergement web haute performance et illimité
  3. Vente et installation des caméras de vidéo surveillance
  4. Vente et installation des système de sécurité et d’alarme
  5. E-Marketing

Toutes nos réalisations ici https://www.css-engineering.com/en/works/

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here