Selfie-Taking Tourist Damages Artwork at Reina Sofía Museum – ARTnews.com

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A Italian vacationer on the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid broken an art work remaining week when she tripped whilst seeking to take a selfie with the paintings.

Alberto Sánchez’s ballet set for Los angeles romería de los cornudos (The Pilgrimage of Cuckolds), 1933, was once reportedly torn in a single section by way of the vacationer who fell at the paintings, in step with the Spanish newspaper ABC. As she fell, she grabbed grasp of the piece and ripped a part of its wallpaper.

The Pilgrimage of Cuckolds was once at first created as a suite for the eponymous one-act ballet written by way of Federico García Lorca and Cipriano Rivas Cherif. Its protagonist is a person who tries to seduce a married girls who's on a non secular pilgrimage along with her husband within the hope of having pregnant.

As a part of a up to date assortment rehang of the museum’s everlasting assortment, the Sánchez is now positioned in a room close to Pablo Picasso’s 1937 portray Guernica, which is without doubt one of the Reina Sofía’s maximum well known sights.

The museum stated the wear and tear was once no longer severe, in step with El Pais. “It's an twist of fate, thankfully of few penalties,” a spokesperson stated. The wear and tear to the paintings “was once small and with none goal.”

This isn't the primary time a murals has been broken because of individual taking a selfie. In 2020, as an example, a customer to the Museo Antonio Canova in Possagno, Italy, broken a plaster type of a Nineteenth-century sculpture, breaking off two if its feet. In a an identical vein, in 2017, a customer to a Yayoi Kusama display on the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Lawn in Washington, D.C. smashed a pumpkin sculpture whilst taking a selfie, leading to what the museum stated was once “minor injury” to the paintings.