Then they steal their dignity

10/01/2012

Pablo Picasso’s 1939 "Woman’s Head" along with two other famous paintings were stolen from the National Art Gallery in Athens yesterday.
Picasso had donated the painting to the National Gallery himself in 1949 in homage to the Greek people for their resistance to Nazi occupiers during World War II.
Monetary cost aside, I couldn't help noticing how ironic and highly symbolic this loss is. The State disintegrates before our eyes, hamstrung and inefficient as per usual, incapable of responding even to the most basic need, let alone protecting any of our national treasures; now, what else is new...

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