A Monet is Vandalized in Paris
Early Sunday morning, four or five intruders broke in the Musee d'Orsay; a museum specializing in Impressionist works of art; in Paris and punched a 4-inch hole in Claude Monet's "Le Pont d'Argentevil" according to the International Herald Tribune.
According to the BBC a surveillence camera caught the group trying many doors before successfully breaking into the back one. An alarm did sound but as the group fled one person managed to damage the painting. The Culture Minister, Christine Albane, said the painting could be restored and called the vandalizim an attack on French heritage. Ironically the break-in took place on Paris's Nuit Blanch, an annual all-night festival that celebrates music and culture.
The painting was painted in 1874 and features a view of the Seine with a bridge and boats, click here to see the painting (courtesy of interagir).