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Author Topic: Is it true that a work of art was hung upside down in a famous museum?  (Read 1949 times)

Offline P-Kasso2

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And nobody noticed for months?

This question came up over drinks last night and none of us could remember any details.

Is it true? Or is it just an urban myth?

What was the museum?
« Last Edit: 03 June, 2015, 08:37:06 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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It might be difficult to decide which way up a painting should be hung.

Take this untitled example by Robert Ryman


From wikiart.org
Bare barbarer barberer rabarbera bra .

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Very true, Cosmos, or indeed whether some should be hung up where people can see them at all. In my view art is something I can't do, so a few splots on a canvas or one painted all one colour, or an unmade bed just aren't art.

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Yep, Matisse's Le Bateau was upside down in the MoMA for 47 days http://legendsrevealed.com/entertainment/2013/01/17/did-the-museum-of-modern-art-hang-a-matisse-painting-upside-down-for-over-a-month/

That'd be the one, Heels. And here it is...Not one of Matisse's finest says me.

« Last Edit: 03 June, 2015, 08:36:25 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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Heartily seconded, P-K.