Art Buzz February 8, 2013: Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People defaced at Len’s Louvre gallery

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Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People defaced at Len’s Louvre gallery

Source: Guardian UK, 2-8-13

The Louvre’s Lens branch closed two galleries on Friday after a woman defaced its main attraction, Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.

Vincent Pomarede, Director of the paintings department at the Louvre Museum, poses front of Eugene Delacroix 's painting,

Vincent Pomarede, Director of the paintings department at the Louvre Museum, poses front of Eugene Delacroix ‘s painting, “Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberte guidant le peuple) in “La Galerie du Temps”  Photo: REUTERS

The 28-year-old woman scribbled “AE911” on a foot long section at the bottom of the painting.

She was immediately seized by a guard and another visitor, and is being questioned by police.

“AE911” is a shortened form of “Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth”, a group whose website says they are seeking to establish the truth behind the suicide attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001.

Liberty Leading the People is Delacroix’s most famous work, and it was chosen as the emblem of the Louvre-Lens at its opening last December….READ MORE

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