Pablo Picasso “Le Marin” Painting + 4 Other Famous Masterpieces That Were Accidentally Damaged

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painting worth millions ‘accidentally damaged’ before auction. Unfortunately, it’s not the only case when artworks were damaged by accident. 

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’s “Le Marin” 

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Source: AFP

A Pablo painting valued at $70M (US) was “accidentally damaged” days before it was set to go on auction, according to a statement from auction house Christie’s. The painting was owned by casino mogul Steve Wynn, who had another of his paintings accidentally damaged 12 years ago.

’s “Le Rêve” 

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Source: AP

One more painting that suffered from Steve Wynn in 2006.  Casino mogul planned to sell Le Rêve for $139 million to Steven A. Cohen. At the time, this price would have made Le Rêve the most expensive piece of art ever. While Wynn was showing the painting to his friends, he put his right elbow through the canvas, puncturing the left forearm of the figure and creating a six-inch tear.

Ephron offered as an explanation that Wynn uses wild gestures while speaking and has retinitis pigmentosa, which affects his peripheral vision. Later, Wynn said that he took the event as a sign to not sell the painting.

Edvard Munch “The Scream” and “Madonna”

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Source: EdvardMunch.org

The Edvard Munch masterpieces “The Scream” and “Madonna” suffered minor damage after being stolen by masked gunmen in August 2004, but they were repaired.

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Source: EdvardMunch.org

Munch Museum director Ingebjoerg Ydstie said “The Scream” had been banged hard in one corner and “Madonna” had a roughly one-inch hole and some loose paint.

Raphael’s “The Deposition”

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Source: totallyhistory.com

Renaissance masterpieces, including a priceless painting by Raphael, are warping dramatically because of a failure to repair a broken air-conditioning system in one of Italy’s best-known museums.

The Deposition, painted by Raphael in 1507 and showing Christ being carried from the cross, is one of the paintings most at risk from humidity in the Borghese Gallery in Rome.


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