12/10/2014

Man is jailed for punching a hole through an £8 million Monet painting

Andrew Shannon, 49, ruined the Claude Monet masterpiece hanging in the National Gallery Ireland in 2012 by attacking it in front of stunned art lovers.
On Thursday a court finally brought him to justice for his crime.
The famous painting, titled Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat, was left with a large hole through the middle of it.

As much of a crime against art as this is, I can't help but find this bloody hilarious. Imagine in prison, he's in a cell with someone in for murder or assault or something: "what are you in for?," "well, I'm a bit of a badass... I punched a Monet," "did you kill him!?" "well.. no... it was a painting...