Monday, November 15, 2010

I went to the Post-Impressionist exhibit at the de Young Museum recently, and was not impressed. Then I happened upon The Art of the Steal on Netflix - streaming - and was blown away by the Post-Impressionist works in The Barnes Collection. Oh em gee. Now there's a bounty of beautiful works. And as fascinating as the collection is, the story behind it is even more riveting.

If you've not seen The Art of the Steal, please fix that. And pronto. Even if you're not an art-lover, it's a mind-boggling story about a man, his personal property, his wishes for that property after his death, and the way those with money and power - and non-profits, no less - have sought and succeeded in getting their mitts on what's not theirs.

And I always thought for-profit corporations were the shameless sharks in the water. Ha!

Your comments on this image are welcome, and encouraged! And a question for the photographer - RasMarley - if s/he is so inclined: Is there anything special about this moment, day, trip, or place beyond what you've shared on Flickr that you'd like to add or comment on here? Along with other vivaca visitors, I would love to know more!

Location: Merion, Pennsylvania ★
Photo courtesy of RasMarley


  1. Sort of makes me think about Kanye West's new cd art cover.

  2. Haven't seen it. Will have to check it out. Though, Kanye - yick. I think he's such a world-class jerk.



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