A Florida painter has been charged with criminal mischief after purposefully smashing a vase worth £600,000 by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The incident is not the first time famous artwork - sometimes worth millions of pounds - has been wilfully or accidentally destroyed. From centuries-old Vermeer paintings to Banksy's famous stencils, we look at the artwork that is lost forever.
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