Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Woman Who Mistook “Art” For “An Unsightly Mess”

Caveat artifex! If you’ve fashioned “a tower of wooden slats under which a rubber trough [is] placed with a thin beige layer of paint representing dried rain water,” and christened it “When It Starts Dripping From the Ceiling,” a museum cleaning lady may be forgiven for seeing it as something other than a priceless work of genius and going at it with a scrub brush until it gleams. The devil’s in the details.


  1. That's what happens when you outsource.

  2. Did she use Scrubbing Bubbles? Kaboom!? Enquiring minds want to know.

    There you go- you might call it ruination, or you might call it restoration, but when the cleaner comes, be prepared for a revelation.