Nash talks about the politics of possession regarding the ownership of the world's cultural icons such as The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The thief of the said painting, an employee of the Louvre named Vincenzo Peruggia, was an Italian patriot, and thought the painting belonged in Italy. Arrested, Peruggia was nonetheless hailed for his patriotism, and only gaoled for six months. The painting was exhibited again to the French public on 4 January 1914.
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