7 famous artwork attacks (it's not the Mona Lisa's first time)

Environmental campaigners have struck again against a famous artwork at a major gallery. This time, members of Riposte Alimentaire (Food Counterattack) threw soup at the Mona Lisa, at the Louvre in Paris. The incident follows similar cases that have included mashed potatoes thrown at a Monet in Germany and oil splashed on a Klimt in Vienna. 

Since Da Vinci's artwork is behind bulletproof glass, it wasn't damaged in the incident. Indeed, many environmentalists have intentionally targeted high-profile works that they know are well protected and won't suffer damage. However, that's not always been the case.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.