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Re: Van Gogh show.

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elwood p dowd (harvey96)
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 22:36:46 -0400


let me add that the "news of my death has been greatly exaggerated"
Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens)...what this has to do with the price
of green tea in China, I haven't a clue.
Clueless in Boston

On Thu, 16 Apr 1998 15:20:01 PDT "freckles spots"
<freckles_spot> writes:
>It was P.T. Barnum...that said...there is a sucker born every minute.
>
>Judy
>
>----Original Message Follows----
>To: harvey96
>Cc: jaugusta, gregjuli, Maahmaah,
> RWilk85411, artsednet.edu
>Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 12:55:07 -0400
>Subject: Re: Van Gogh show.
>From: harvey96 (elwood p dowd)
>
>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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