A man subjected the Mona Lisa to a bizarre cake attack after disguising himself as an older woman with a wheelchair in a stunt apparently intended as a climate change protest.
It's easy to forget but most of the classic pieces of art that we can admire today have only survived as long as they have thanks to the careful and painstaking work of art restorers.
Because not only do time and the elements have their own subtly destructive influences on old and famous paintings, but we can also find that other people will damage them from time to time.
And sure, this mostly happens because a gallery's visitor was acting carelessly and brushed against something more delicate than they realized. But sometimes, an act that threatened to ruin a piece of art happened on purpose, either as an act of bored vandalism or a very misguided attempt to make the work look better.
But more rare than these cases are deliberate acts meant to harm a beloved piece and while it was largely unsuccessful, that seemed to describe one person's strange attempt to vandalize the Mona Lisa.