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Art or vandalism?

Tate Modern

A man has walked into an art gallery in London, taken out a pen and written his name on a much-loved painting.

He claims what he did was in itself an artistic act; other say it was just pure vandalism.

In this week's 6 Minute English, Neil and Jen discuss strange events at the Tate Modern.

This week's question:

The highest price ever paid for a painting was for Paul Cezanne's 'The Card Players'. How much did it cost? Was it:

a) $120m

b) $250m

c) $500m

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

Listen

Art or vandalism?

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Vocabulary

defaced

wrote over and ruined

sombre

dark and serious

movement

group of artists who produce work based on a common philosophy

inspiration

being excited by something enough to try yourself

surrealist

art based on the unconscious mind

urinal

a type of toilet for men

vandalism

deliberately destroying objects

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