Stealing the Mona Lisa

Apparently, in the days before alarms and video surveillance, you could get away with quite a lot. Like, say, stealing the Mona Lisa right off the wall in the Louvre, which happened exactly 100 years ago today. Amazingly, one of the most famous paintings in the world was missing for a full day before anyone noticed. On August 22, painter Louis Berould headed into the … Continue reading Stealing the Mona Lisa