From yesterday's Irish times: 'Visitor tears Picasso painting A notable painting by Picasso will undergo repairs after a visitor to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art accidentally lost her balance and struck it. The museum said the accident caused a vertical tear of about 15cms in the lower right-hand corner of The Actor , painted by the artist during the winter of 1904-1905. The museum says the damage did not affect the “focal point of the composition”. Curatorial and conservation staff assessed the painting’s condition following Friday’s accident when a visitor attending a class struck the artwork in one of the museum’s galleries.' Wouldn't ya just want to dig a hole in the parquet flooring and bury yerself!