Russian Gallery Says Guard Added Eyes to Avant-Garde Work

It said the damage can be repaired.

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In this handout photo released by The Art Newspaper Russia on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, A fragment of the painting "Three Figures" by Anna Leporskaya after the act of vandalism occurred Dec. 7, 2021 at The Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia. A Russian gallery says one of its security guards has vandalized an avant-garde painting on loan from the country's top art repository by drawing eyes on the picture's deliberately featureless faces. (The Art Newspaper Russia via AP)
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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian gallery says one of its security guards has vandalized an avant-garde painting on loan from the country’s top art repository by drawing eyes on the picture’s deliberately featureless faces. It said the damage can be repaired. The Yeltsin Center in Ekaterinburg said the vandalism of the painting “Three Figures” by Anna Leporskaya occurred Dec. 7. It said the suspected culprit worked for a private company providing security at the gallery.…

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