They're breasts. Deal with it:
Screaming “This is evil,” a woman tried to pull Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women” from a gallery wall Friday and banged on the picture’s clear plastic covering, said Pamela Degotardi of New York, who was there.
“She was really pounding it with her fists,” Degotardi said. “It was like this weird surreal scene that one doesn’t expect at the National Gallery.”
Gallery spokeswoman Deborah Ziska said no damage to the 1899 painting was immediately apparent after the 4:45 p.m. incident. But she said a more thorough examination will be conducted Monday.
In the painting, both breasts of one woman are exposed, as is one of the second woman’s breasts.
The woman who allegedly attacked the painting was “immediately restrained and detained” by the museum’s federal protection services officers, who charged her with destruction of property and attempted theft, Ziska said in a statement.
The painting’s alleged attacker was “tackled by a guy who was visiting the gallery,” Degotardi said. She described him as a social worker from the Bronx.
UPDATE: The Daily Mail fills in a few more details, including the fact that the woman was upset by the "homosexuality" of the painting. The woman also said, when in arraigned in court, "I think it should be burned … I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.'"