Vandalism

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Vandalism

Picasso painting of Dora Maar vandalised at Tate Modern

Conservation team assesses the defaced work; man is charged with criminal damage

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Books

How Rheims Cathedral's destruction in the First World War had a happy ending

New book explores how the burnt cathedral created a 'profound intellectual rift' between Germany and France, then reconciliation

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Vandalism

Reykjavik's Little Mer-Sausage destroyed and discarded

Phallic-shaped sculpture has both shocked and endeared itself to the public

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Vandalism

List of 34,361 dead refugees and migrants goes back on show in Liverpool after being destroyed

Reasons and perpetrators behind the removal of the key biennial work remain unclear

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Conservation & Preservation

Huge disparity in estimates to repair vandalised Ivan the Terrible painting

Ilya Repin’s masterpiece in Moscow’s Tretyakov gallery was struck with a metal pole in May

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Russia

Famous Russian painting of Ivan the Terrible vandalised in Moscow

Man who confessed to being drunk on vodka tore painting in three places on Friday evening

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Public art

White supremacist messages and paint spread outside Rothko Chapel in Houston

The historic art installation created as a "sacred space for reflection" was restored and reopened on Monday

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Tate Britain

Purposeful destruction: Smashing art at the Tate Britain

Tate Britain traces the driving forces and ideologies behind a 500-year history of iconoclasm

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Mark Rothko

Rothko’s children condemn Tate vandalism

One of Tate Modern's Rothkos is defaced in the name of art

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Sculpture park refuses to surrender to the vandals of Warsaw

Artists, curators and the community unite to create corner of paradise in rundown park

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Albrecht Dürer

Dürer’s “Virgin of the Sorrows”: almost too terrible to show in Munich

Three works by the German master went on show last month following an acid attack a decade ago. Two have been restored with a new ion-exchange technique used on paintings for the first time