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Picasso painting vandalised in US

world Updated: Jul 16, 2012 12:48 IST
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A priceless 1929 painting "Woman in a Red Armchair" by Pablo Picasso was vandalised by a man who spray-painted on it at an art museum in Houston, US.

The man was seen on a surveillance camera at the Menil Collection, Xinhua reported citing The Houston Chronicle newspaper.

The act was also captured by a bystander with a smartphone camera and later posted on YouTube.

Museum officials discovered the damaged artwork almost immediately and rushed the painting -- with the spray paint barely dry – to the museum's conservation lab, where repair work has started.

The repair went well and most of the damage had been fixed, officials said.