As the Marie Antoinette would say, “let them eat cake.” This past Monday at the Louvre Museum, an odd situation arose. A man dressed as an old woman threw a piece of cake at the most famous work of art in the world, the Mona Lisa!
He shouted “Think of the Earth! There are people who are destroying the Earth! Think about it. Artists tell you: think of the Earth. That’s why I did this.”
The Paris prosecutor’s office said Monday that the 36-year-old man was detained following Sunday’s incident and sent to a police psychiatric unit. An investigation has been opened into the damage to cultural artifacts.
Videos posted on social media showed a young man in a wig and lipstick who had arrived in a wheelchair. The man, whose identity was unknown, was also seen throwing roses in the museum gallery to slack-jawed guests.
The cake attack left a conspicuous white, creamy smear on the glass, but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t damaged.
Source: “Man in wig throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa“ APNews.com