Monday, March 06, 2006

Slackness. Creeping. Death.

Michael Blamey has a blog and on it he's uploaded some really great photos of Melbourne... although I believe many would benefit from the sub-title 'soon to be picturesque ruins'. (Or is that just me?) Michael notes that "Because of Pissarro's anarchist politics, the exhibition has also stimulated some blogger analysis in Australia". My own analysis may be found here but if I find others, I'll link them too.

Judging from the photo, the soiree appears to have been a rather sedate affair. And personally, I think this mob had the right idea:

Art museum party gets out of hand

A party at a US art museum got out of hand after the organisers promised revellers as many martinis as they could drink.

The martini fete at Milwaukee Art Museum ended with drunk guests passing out, throwing up and clambering over artworks.

One reveller, Kathleen Christians, 39, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "It was crazy. People were shoving people over. People were getting sick, screaming, shouting, messing with the artwork."

Four young men climbed onto Standing Woman, a tall, bronze sculpture of a goddess-like woman by early 20th-century American artist Gaston Lachaise.

"They were standing on it, grabbing the boobs, and somebody was just taking pictures with a cell phone," said Laura Collins, 35...