various works / 20 cent coins, ballpoint pens
(In 1988, a series of painting were vandalized by unknown perpetrators who used 20 cent coins to scratch and ballpoint pens to puncture the works while they were on view at Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria. Among the works damaged were a still-life by Bernard Hall and a landscape by Louis Buvelot. In all cases, the damages were minimal and easily repaired.
It is believed that the acts were carried out by members of the Australian Cultural Terrorists, who had claimed responsibility for the theft of Picasso’s “Weeping Woman” from the museum in 1986.)