Picasso murals removed from Oslo building damaged by Breivik

In this file photo taken on August 06, 2013 People pass Picasso's mural art work "The Fisherman" (L) on the government quarter's 'Y building' in Oslo, Norway on August 6, 2013. PHOTO| AFP

What you need to know:

  • The "Y Block", a government building complex named for its shape, is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a new government complex buliding.
  • The building suffered external damage from explosives that Breivik set before going on a shooting rampage, killing a combined 77 people. 

Despite protests, the removal of two murals designed by Pablo Picasso began on Monday from an Oslo government building damaged in right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 attack, a project manager said.


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