YouTuber Smuggles his own Painting into the Louvre (?)

January 7 2022

Video: Niko Omilana

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The YouTuber and pranker Niko Omilana, a chap who has no less than 4.35m subscribers on the platform, has filmed himself sneaking in a portrait of himself onto the walls of the Louvre. The painting, an amusing remake of the Mona Lisa (of course), was hung by Niko onto the walls using sticky tape. Members of staff eventually 'cotton on' to his scheme and remove him from the premises. The video has been watched over 3,800,000 times.

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All fun and games and I suppose. Personally, I can't see how the Louvre weren't in on it. Security at such museums isn't as lax as the video makes out, especially if the presenter was actively drawing attention to the 'fake' he had placed there.

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