Picasso Work Stolen at Art Miami

A silver plate designed by Pablo Picasso was reportedly stolen from Art Miami in midtown Thursday night.

The plate’s owner, David Smith, said he reported the theft to Miami police after finding the plate holder empty Friday morning, according to the Miami Herald.

The plate, designed in 1956 by the Spanish art legend, is worth approximately $85,000.

Art Miami is the biggest satellite fair as part of Art Basel. Last year, more than 75,000 people attended over six days.

Also Thursday night, Perez Art Museum Miami had a piece of artwork accidentally damaged during a private event Thursday evening. According to the Herald, the artwork, called “Drywood,” had one of its 12 concrete spheres damaged by accident.

The Perez Art Museum was in the news earlier this year for the destruction of another piece of art. Miami artist Maximo Caminero, 51, intentionally smashed a $1 million vase by artist Ai Weiwei that was on display at the art museum.

Caminero said at the time of the smashing that he broke the vase “in protest of local artists and the museum only displayed international artists’ art.”

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