9/11 Truther Tags Priceless Work of Art with MarkerS

See this painting? Liberty Leading the People, by Eugene Delacroix, currently on display at the Lens branch of the Louvre. Now, imagine it with a 9/11 truth tag! Way better, right?

Delacroix's iconic depiction of France's July revolution (its second-best revolution) was hit late Thursday by a marker-wielding 29-year-old woman, who "scrawled 'AE911' on the canvas using an indelible black marker pen.

AE911—as a quick Google search will confirm—stands for "Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth," a group that ostensibly exists so that very inept architects and engineers can talk about their theory that George W. Bush knocked down the towers, but that mostly has the effect of making your high school friends' Facebook status updates intolerable.

As a political statement, stupid; as an artistic statement, maybe vaguely more interesting than "Yellowism"; as a text-event to be interrogated and interpreted, fascinating. The woman was arrested, and the Louvre's restoration team is hard at work.

[France24]