Security guard draws eyes on Russian painting – the internet reacts

The Three Figures painting by Anna Leporskaya on an orange background
(Image credit: Anna Leporskaya)

Picture this, you're an artist and you spend years working on a masterpiece. But when your work is being displayed at a gallery, somebody defaces it with a biro pen – heartbreaking, right? Well for Russian artist, Anna Leporskaya, this is very much a reality. 

Leproskaya's painting, Three Figures, was defaced by a 60-year-old security guard at the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia this week. Using a ballpoint pen, the guard drew four eyes on the faceless figures. The defacing has now torn the internet as many are loving the mischievous makeover while others can't believe someone would do such a thing. If you're missing the buzz of a gallery, then why not check out our roundup of the best online art galleries?

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.