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Occasional Painting — Le Pont d’Argenteuil

Sunday, October 7, 2007
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By Claude Monet

Le Pont d’Argenteuil
Oil on canvas, 1874

What makes this painting newly significant is that it now has a 10 cm hole in it.

During the early hours of Sunday morning, five drunken ‘revelers’ attending Paris’s Nuit Blanche festivities broke into the Musee d’Orsay and for some reason decided to puncture the painting. Apparently it can be restored, but if it was up to me I’d put a 10 cm puncture into each of the people responsible for this (not the mention the ‘security’ guys at the gallery).

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, October 10, 2007 10:04 am

    Ouch! I think in France, that kind of offense is punishable by death…

  2. Tina permalink
    Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:03 am

    I agree with you in the fair punishment of these punks. Probably they were too drunk to know better, but still. A 10 cm puncture into each of their heads (since they seem to have lost it anyway) seems like just dessert…

    PS Can we take their brains out and fry them? I was just teaching the conversation level 2 class yesterday and I learned a new vocabularly from the textbook, fried brains.

  3. James17930 permalink
    Thursday, October 11, 2007 7:53 pm

    They probably have something like that at one of the night markets.

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