Gaugin wants to know what's the big deal with breasts?
Whatever you call 'em, they are clearly evil...at least to one deranged nutjob at the National Museum in Washington...
From the Washington Post
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.”
Want to see the "EVIL"? Of course you do...It's Gaugin's "Two Tahitian Women", and so clearly trafficks to our base, prurient interests that it has no artistic merit. Whatsoever.
There is some good news to the extent that some people (mainly ones visiting museums) don't take kindly to the attempted destruction of an international treasure...
“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.”The woman who allegedly attacked the painting was “immediately restrained and detained” by the museum’s federal protection services officers, who charged her with destruction of property and attempted theft, Ziska said in a statement.
The painting’s alleged attacker was “tackled by a guy who was visiting the gallery,” Degotardi said. She described him as a social worker from the Bronx.
So, well done Bronx social worker. And, well done to save the painting. As of this writing, no damage has been reported.
...of course that does nothing to diminish the fact that our entire species is well and truly fucked.