I know art galleries are pretty historic, but it always baffles me how in a building where anyone can walk into, they have pieces THIS dear on the wall.
Enter the iconic £8 MILLION Claude Monet masterpiece that hangs in Ireland’s National Gallery. A piece that literally anyone can walk up to and examine.
Which is exactly what 49-year-old Andrew Shannon did, with his FIST. After CCTV null and voided his claims that he “fell into” the painting, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison and banned from galleries for 15 months. Why that wasn’t a lifetime ban, I have no clue.
Upon searching his home, they found multiple gallery items and stolen books, which also factored into his pretty hefty prison sentence.
Once found guilty, Shannon admitted that he did it to “get back at the state”, whatever that means these days.