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Re: Van Gogh show.

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elwood p dowd (harvey96)
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 12:55:07 -0400


like the carrot on a stick..".Van Gogh on a stick, step right up and get
yours
now" ..."a sucker is born every minute" HP Barnum or was it WC Fields ?

On Wed, 15 Apr 1998 19:12:37 -0400 harvey96 (elwood p dowd)
writes:
>Oh dear me...this Van Gogh show sounds like another blockbuster. It is
>nice
>to see so many people interested in art (or are they?)... but it's
>like a herd of
>cattle trying to see the art over peoples heads and children
>screaming..
>I think the public is being shammed by these colossals ........ they
>are lead
>around like a bull with a gold ring in his nose......told what to look
>at,
>what to like and what the "experts" tell them is "good" art. I was
>there for
>Picasso in NYC, I was their for Monet and Gaugain in Chicago..."been
>there, done that"
>Not sure I want to do it again, just to carry around a "Van Gogh"
>shopping bag
>or another refrigerators magnet.....oh aren't we so vain ??? (as we
>make
>fantastic fools of ourselves) ???
>
>On Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:17:35 -0400 Joseph Augusta
><jaugusta> writes:
>>mary bolyard wrote:
>>>
>>> There was an article in our newspaper that stated the Van Gogh show
>
>>will be in
>>> Washington D.C.
>>
>>I visited the Van Gogh (BTW-his surname rhymes with ock as in clock)
>>museum in Amsterdam last year and I can tell you it's no big deal.
>>His
>>paintings were incredibly small and stuck behind a wall of glass so
>no
>>wackos could slash them, and with all the people showing up for the
>>show, rather than the art...I may have wished for Janson's History of
>>world Art to really contemplate the pics. So... be forewarned....
>>
>>Joseph
>>
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