But the pop music royals stick to the museum’s main attractions in “Apeshit.”
In a protest performance on Monday, activists collapsed at the foot of “Raft of the Medusa” to call attention to museum sponsor Total’s climate change complicity.
Missing for almost 60 years, the painting was found severely damaged in a Louvre storage facility.
The museum’s director says he is in talks with the buyer of the record-setting painting to display it in Paris next year.
According to Instagram’s own statistics, the Louvre was the seventh-most ‘grammed place in the world and topped the museum list yet again.
“Domestikator,” a 40-foot-tall inhabitable sculpture that was to be part of the FIAC fair’s public art program, is shaped like two figures making whoopee.
Three works on loan from the Louvre were among the works destroyed in the fire on the island of Tatihou in the Channel.
France’s National Library and Ministry of Culture also suffered water damage during a deluge on the night of July 9.
Security workers at the museum plan to strike on Friday, citing “constant physical and verbal aggression” caused by the recent overcrowding.
After a previous Leonardo restoration project at the Louvre resulted in multiple staff resignations, the recent cleanup of “Saint John the Baptist” took place under intense scrutiny.
For his most monumental painting, Théodore Géricault borrowed corpses from morgues and asylums to capture the ghastly horror of the 1816 Medusa shipwreck.
PARIS — We have long loved our illusions.