Paris Punch-Up

Paris, like Brussels, Amsterdam and Rome, has a ‘Nuit Blanche’ where museums and art galleries are open all night. But only in Paris can you punch a priceless masterpiece. Claude Monet’s “Le Pont d’Argenteuil” was damaged Sunday when intruders, apparently drunk, broke into Paris’ Orsay Museum and punched a 4-inch tear into the canvas.

Masterpieces I’d like to Punch:

Edvard Munchs The Scream (1893): It reminds me of that scene in Home Alone where Macauley Culkin (who I’d also like to punch, circa 1990) pretends to shave.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (1502): That smarmy smirk is so annoying .

Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931): MELTING CLOCKS!?!!

Of course I’d much prefer to punch the vandals.

I’m all about unsolicited museum interventions, a la Banksy, but really? you just punched a priceless masterpiece as you were running out of the museum? Really? You ass. Lucky they’re able to use a microscope and glue made from the bladders of sturgeons to weave the canvas together again.

2007-10-16T13:12:00+00:00 October 16 2007|