Visitors damage Salvador Dali’s artwork during exhibition in Urals

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YEKATERINBURG, November 2. /TASS/. A group of young girls damaged a picture by Salvador Dali during an exhibition at the Main Avenue Cultural Center in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, organizers said.

“A group of girls – there were four of them – behaved inadequately. As a result, they damaged two works of art, which were on display in a tandem: pictures by Francisco Goya and Salvador Dali. Goya’s work had its frame and glass broken. As far as Dali’s artwork is concerned, apart from shattered frame and protective glass, it also suffered damage to the picture itself,” a culture center employee said.

The damaged artworks are Goya’s etching from the Los Caprichos series, and Salvador Dali’s interpretation of it.

“The incident is being investigated, the works of art are being examined by specialists,” the source said.

Local police confirmed that they have been informed of the incident.

“A probe is underway. The damage is being established,” a police spokesperson said.

According to organizers, the exhibition continues its work in normal regime.

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