Man slashes nearly $3 million painting at Aspen art gallery
17:05, Sunday, 07 May, 2017
A man slashed a nearly $3 million wall-sized painting at an art gallery on Tuesday afternoon, the Aspen Police Department said.
Surveillance video showed the man wearing sunglasses, a hat and in a full beard entering Opera Gallery, then slashing the painting by artist Christopher Wool twice with a razor or knife before running out.
The painting, titled “Untitled 2004” and priced at $2.95 million, was destroyed, the gallery owner told the Aspen Times.