Thursday, March 15, 2018

Upside down or not?

Rather surprisingly, even museums can get it wrong - literally, by hanging a piece of art upside down. The most famous case is Matisse's The boat, shown above, which hung upside down in the New York Museum of Modern Art for 47 days in 1961 - until a visitor spotted the mistake. As the linked art-icle shows though, there are plenty of opportunities to go wrong if the artist did not leave clear instructions - and one can even wonder whether in some cases there is a wrong and a right way. An interesting read.

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