We were so busy gawking at Real Housewife Danielle Staub eating dinner with skater Johnny Weir in Chelsea last night that we missed the Costume Institute Gala Benefit. Luckily fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern was there in our stead.
"The Actor," the Picasso painting that a woman fell into back in January, resulting in a six-inch gash, is back on display at the Metropolitan Museum and behind a new plexiglass barrier. Officials at the museum feared copycat fallers. [NYT]
The woman who tripped and hit a $130M Picasso painting apparently reduced its value by half. That's $25M more expensive than the time Steve Wynn put an elbow through his Picasso. Obviously, this is Picasso's fault for messing with perspective.
Since Gawker now covers art: A woman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday got way too excited about Picasso's "The Actor". She fell into it, ripping a six-inch hole in the rare Rose Period painting. Update: