Defacing Velásquez

Photo Remix by Paul Smedberg

Since Duchamp drew a mustache on the Mona Lisa, the urge to deface great works of somebody else’s art has been a creative urge.

Tastefully, with the restraint of the middle class, Marcel and I chose to deface reproductions – unlike Laszlo Toth, who in 1972 went at Michaelangelo’s Pietà sculpture with a geologist’s hammer while shouting “I am Jesus Christ”

The Pietà is the only sculpture Michaelangelo ever signed.

~ by bracketbracket on January 11, 2011.

One Response to “Defacing Velásquez”

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