So I'm a little behind on this event, as it happened on April 1st, but it's just one of those events in the art world that is too juicy to pass up talking about. This painting, Two Tahitian Women by Gauguin, was attacked by a visitor to the National Gallery who screamed "This is evil!" while trying to pull the painting from the wall while banging on the protective plastic. According to ABC News suspect Susan Burns claimed:
"I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it's very homosexual."My favorite of her statements though?
"I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you."
I guess that says it all. At least the painting and all the people in the gallery are safe, the incident could have turned out a lot worse than it did.