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Rodin string art repaired
The Kiss covered in string
Artist Cornelia Parker took a week to drape string over the figures
An artwork of string wrapped around Rodin's The Kiss is going back on display on Tuesday after its creator repaired damage caused by a scissors attack.

Cornelia Parker's work The Distance: A Kiss With Added String was targeted while being shown at Tate Britain in London on Saturday.

Ms Parker spent several hours repairing the exhibit, in which Rodin's iconic sculpture was draped in a mile of twine.

After the incident a 36-year-old man from Notting Hill, west London, was arrested and released on bail pending further inquiries.

The world-famous sculpture of two lovers embracing, dating from 1886, was not thought to have been damaged in the attack.

Ms Parker, a Turner prize nominee, had made her addition to it as a comment on the claustrophobic nature of relationships.

She had spent almost a week wrapping string around the sculpture, covering the couple's faces and bodies.

A statement issued on behalf of the gallery said the Tate "strongly condemns" interference with work.




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