Pop Art Painting Slashed

A woman attacked a painting by American Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein, slashing it four times with a knife at an exhibition in the west Austrian city of Bregenz, police said yesterday. The 35-year-old woman, a resident of Munich, Germany, pulled a knife from her bag and damaged the painting, Nudes in Mirror, police said. Visitors and staff then managed to stop her. The painting was worth several million pounds. The woman said the painting in the Kunsthaus Bregenz museum was not authentic. Curator Rudolf Sagmeister said: "Of course the painting is a real Lichtenstein." Irish Art