April 6, 2011
National Gallery visitor attacks Gauguin painting, officials say (Timothy R. Smith and Martin Weil, April 4, 2011, Washington Post)
A painting at the Gauguin exhibit at the National Gallery was attacked last week by a gallery visitor, provoking considerable commotion, according to other museum visitors and gallery officials.
Screaming “This is evil,” a woman tried to pull Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women” from a gallery wall Friday and banged on the picture’s clear plastic covering, said Pamela Degotardi of New York, who was there.
“She was really pounding it with her fists,” Degotardi said. “It was like this weird surreal scene that one doesn’t expect at the National Gallery.”
Back in the mid-70s, the Grandfather Judd was receiving an award in DC and we all went down. We Brothers were being dragged through some moderniost exhibition at the National Gallery where one picture was more awful than the next. Finally, we arrived at a painting of the Gallery with flames shooting out of the windows: "National Gallery on Fire." We cheered until our aunt hustled us out of the building. Posted by Orrin Judd at April 6, 2011 5:49 AM