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"Is that really your dad?"

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Crazy People and Crazy People

A crazy woman attacks a Gauguin painting at the National Gallery:
"I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosex­ual. I was trying to remove it. 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."
Professor Althouse opines:
Somewhere there's a mythical country where the people love post-Impressionism so much that this lunatic's attack on the Gauguin is causing them to run wild, riot, and kill each other.

Comments on "Crazy People and Crazy People"


Anonymous The Old Timer said ... (11:19 AM) : 

Well, Prof Althouse's mythical world notwithstanding, I fear it is more likely that we are heading toward a post-modernist world where the attack is viewed as "performance art". Thus, the arrest of the attacker is itself an attack on art. By saving the Gaugin, the performance art was destroyed. The Old Timer


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