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Guard Allegedly Defaces $1m Painting, By Giving The Faceless Faces A Face

It was the alleged security guard’s first, and last day on the job.

When it’s your first day on the job, usually there are a few do’s and don’ts your new employer will run you through. For example: - Do not let anyone into the museum once it’s been locked up. - Nothing in the gift shop is a gift, so if people don’t pay, that’s stealing - Do not draw eyes on faceless figures on the artwork.

But unfortunately, for the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg in central Russia, their training program was not up to scratch. Leaving one of their works of art defaced. The Three Figures painting, done by Anna Leporskaya between 1932 and 1934, is estimated to cost around $3000 to repair.

"We inform you that during the investigation, the person who painted the eyes on the figures in the painting by Anna Leporskaya was identified — this is an employee of a private security organization that carries out security activities of the Yeltsin Center," the museum said in a statement to the Daily Mail.

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