Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Stolen Bust

Grave of Georges Bizet without the stolen bust, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Grave of Georges Bizet without the stolen bust
Père Lachaise Cemetery, 20e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“Now the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, where famous residents such as Molière, Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas attract 2 million visitors a year, has been the victim of theft. Six bronze busts were stolen last month from its 19th century tombs, including that of Georges Bizet, the composer of Carmen. The busts dated from the second half of the 19th century and were made by well-known artists of the time. Each is worth between €5,000 and €10,000.”

2 comments:

Revrunner said...

Holy cow! No wonder they were stolen, assuming you could sell them.

Changes in the wind said...

So sad that people do these things.