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message 1: by Nathaniel (new)

Nathaniel (nathaniel_) ARTS, BRIEFLY
Mona Lisa Attacked With a Teacup

Published: August 12, 2009
An angry Russian woman pulled a teacup out of her purse and threw it at the Mona Lisa on Aug. 2, the Louvre said on Tuesday. The Leonardo masterpiece, which is protected by bulletproof glass, was undamaged. “The work is intact, and viewing was only disturbed the time it took to pick up the pieces,” said David Madec, a Louvre spokesman. The woman was taken to the police psychiatric infirmary. “She was clearly deranged,” a police spokesman said. This is the latest in a long history of attacks on the portrait, which was stolen in 1911 by an Italian nationalist before being returned in 1913. In 1956 it was doused with acid. Later that same year a man damaged the painting by throwing a rock at it.

I say she should have, at least had the good sense to throw the saucer too. Now she has an extra saucer with no cup. Man, will she be embarrassed at her next dinner party.

A teacup short of sane (Finally, a slogan for the business cards.)

message 2: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta Love the "a teacup short of sane."

message 3: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 778 comments Wow. Who knew a painting of a smirking woman could incite such rage.

message 4: by Elvia (new)

Elvia (elvb) OH...MY...GAWD. That is freakin' hilarous!

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J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod

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