Sunday 21 January 2018

Woman 'attacks art at museum again'

A woman who attacked a Matisse painting in a Washington art gallery has struck again at the same museum
A woman who attacked a Matisse painting in a Washington art gallery has struck again at the same museum

A woman who attacked a painting at Washington's National Gallery of Art earlier this year has struck again, this time lashing out against a Henri Matisse painting at the same museum, police have said.

Susan Burns was arrested on August 5 after she walked over to Matisse's 1919 painting The Plumed Hat, and slammed the painting repeatedly against a wall, damaging its frame but not the 2.5 million US dollar painting, said police.

She has been charged with unlawful entry and was taken to the city's mental health facility.

The 53-year-old Burns was also arrested in April for attacking an 80 million dollar Paul Gauguin painting called Two Tahitian Women.

As a condition of her release she promised she would stay away from all museums and art galleries in Washington.

Press Association

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