CULTURE & ARTS

Super Mature Vandal Scribbles Mustache On Famous Painting

Just kidding. We do not approve.

As any sophisticated art collector and rowdy third-grader alike knows, two things in this fickle world are always hilarious: bunny ears and scribbled-on mustaches.

The latter came in handy recently, when an unnamed vandal -- and, may I add, aspiring comedian -- repeatedly defaced paintings at the Villa-Musée Jean-Honoré Fragonard in Grasse in southern France using a felt tip and ballpoint pen.

According to Le Figaro, the suspect or (group of suspects) defaced a work by Rococo master Jean-Honoré Fragonard, the man behind "The Swing" painting below, along with reproductions of the artist's work and originals by François Gérard and François-André Vincent. Just as the identity of the vandal is unknown, so is the motive behind the crime.

The damage, which allegedly took place on separate occasions in early September and mid-October, took the form of circular scribbles, lines, a hole in the canvas and, yes, a not-quite-hipster 'stache. No one was impressed. 

<a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fragonard,_The_Swing.jpg">Fragonard, The Swing, 1767</a>
Fragonard, The Swing, 1767

This is far from the first time an individual made the questionable decision to make his or her mark on a priceless work of art.

In June of this year, an unknown perpetrator splattered yellow paint on Anish Kapoor's "Dirty Corner" in Versailles. In December 2014, someone made a grave error in judgment and punched a Monet. And who could ever forget the 2012 anti-heroine who drunkenly rubbed her butt and peed on a Clyfford Still? Not us, not us. 

If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's don't vandalize art, people. Keep your mischievous transgressions to bunny ears in family photos and we'll all be better off. 

While I have your attention, check out our favorite instances of "inspired vandalism" below. 

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