I recently wrote about the Musee d’Orsay. I didn’t think I’d be writing about it so soon, and certainly not about something like this:

Intruders broke into the Musée d’Orsay early Sunday and one of them damaged a work by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet, the latest in a series of acts of vandalism and thefts at cultural sites in France.

They did *WHAT*?

The break-in was “an attack against our memory and our heritage,” Ms. Albanel told French radio France Info. She said the intruders, believed to be four men and a woman, appeared drunk and “left various bits of filth” before “one of them stuck a fist into the magnificent masterpiece by Monet.”

How in the world could security at this prestigious museum possibly be this bad? How could they get in the door? How did they have time to get to the work? How were they able to successfully flee? Where does one begin…? INVITE THEM IN!

( h/t Art Law Blog )

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