Last weekend, the Pioneer Cabin Tree in California collapsed. It was one of a number of West Coast trees that had holes cut through them in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
On this week’s art crime blotter: two tourists were arrested for taking naked pictures at Machu Picchu, a Snapchat post led police to a stolen sculpture, and ancient Mesopotamian artifacts were found at a refugee camp in Slovenia.
On Friday two tourists visiting the northern Italian city of Cremona broke part of an 18th-century sculpture they were climbing to take a selfie.
Anyone who still doubts that internet memes can have an impact on the real world should pay a visit to the small town of Borja, in northeastern Spain. Thousands of tourists have been doing just that ever since local amateur art restorer Cecilia Giménez blessed us with Beast Jesus.