Re: Cropping Art -- where is the outrage?

From: andrew lampert (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2006 - 11:34:31 PDT

Hi Jeff

You asked:

> I wonder if any museums would choose to lend out
> paintings to an
> institution that insisted on hanging the paintings
> behind fixed cut-
> outs in a wall, cropping the image? Could one
> imagine such a museum
> existing? Of course not. But this is essentially
> what happened in
> Mr. Burns' TV program.

Check out this recent exhibit at MoMA (where Warhol's
films reside):

In this case the works were not lent out to another
institution but given over to guest artist/curators.
For an interview and a description of this show read

> The least PBS
> could have done
> was run a disclaimer pointing out that the excerpts
> from films shown
> in this show are reformatted by the producer of the
> program, and do
> not reflect the original intent of the artist who
> this TV show is about.

Wishful dreaming...


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