An artwork depicting the penises of the Beatles, hanging in an exhibition in Liverpool, was defaced by an unknown person or persons. The oil painting, showing four penises labeled as members of the Fab Four, was smudged and disfigured.
The piece, titled The Beatles in America by Jonathan Gent, was donated to an exhibition called Liverpool Love. It was to be auctioned with the proceeds going to the children's charity Claire house.
"The damage is all the more regrettable because along with other works in the exhibition the painting is due to be auctioned to raise funds for children's charity Claire House," said a spokesperson for the gallery.
"The decision as to whether the work will be displayed again, and included in the auction, is now dependent on what can be done to return the work to its original condition."
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