See, this is why we can’t have nice things:
A visitor to the Louvre’s newest extension, in northern France, has been detained after scrawling an inscription in marker on the famed canvas of Eugene Delacroix Liberty Leading the People.
According to Le Figaro newspaper, the woman wrote “AE911″ near the bottom of the canvas. The inscription stands for “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth,” a group of individuals who believe George W. Bush is responsible for the collapse of the Twin Towrs in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. The group comprises architects, engineers and demolition experts who believe there is empirical evidence to suggest 9/11 was an inside job.
(Via Pejman Yousefzadeh) Actually, you do know what painting it is: it’s this one.
This is one of the iconic paintings from the 19th Century, of course: and due to the fact that it inspired the Statue of Liberty it’s also a painting that has special resonance to the United States of America. But, hey: from the Troofers’ point of view obviously it’s much more important to use it as a background for their paranoid conspiracy theories about how 9/11 was really an international Jewish plot.