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Famous Salvador Dali sculpture vandalized in Quebec City

Salvador Dali's Alice au pays des merveilles has been on display for only a month. Earlier this week, the Château Frontenac Gallerie d'Art discovered part of it had been broken.
Salvador Dali's Alice au pays des merveilles has been on display for only a month. Earlier this week, the Château Frontenac Gallerie d'Art discovered part of it had been broken. Jacques Vachon/Global News

A $2.5 million art sculpture by Salvador Dali has been vandalized in Quebec City.

The well-known Spanish artist’s artwork, Alice au pays des merveilles (Alice in Wonderland), has been on display for only a month.

Earlier this week, the Château Frontenac Gallerie d’Art discovered part of the sculpture, the crutch, had been broken.

The gallery director, Sylvain Fortier, said he worked for two years to bring the exhibition celebrating Dali, as well as artists Pablo Picasso and Jean-Paul Riopelle, to Quebec City.

He called the vandalism “sad and disappointing.”

Fortier said the gallery is waiting to hear from the insurance company and doesn’t know yet if the crutch can be repaired or if it will have to be replaced.

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The exhibit runs until October 30.