For my course Art Since 1945
, I have to write a formal analysis on a work of my choice from the collection of the St. Louis Art Museum. Saturday I went to choose my subject. But before I left I thought to grab this:
self-adhesive red foam
Saturday was the first taste of spring weather we've had in the Gateway City, so Forest Park was crawling with people. I thought that as long as i wasn't looking around in suspicious, shifty-eyed paranoia that no one would mind if I was scaling the statuary.
the execution was swift.
Once my handiwork was documented, I dusted off my trousers and naturally whistled my way in. I chose Helen Frankenthaler's Draft
Back outside, I sat on the steps to see if museum-goers would notice bright red mustaches on allegorical cement ladies. I was pleased to see every passer-by giggle and point. I was quite amused by a brother-sister debate over the material. paper? felt? no one went to investigate.
By this time I had to dash to work. But I went through the park on my way home to see if museum staff would notice bright red mustaches on allegorical cement ladies. I like to think that museum staff really ARE observant and they just preferred
my additions. This was taken at approximately 1 am on Sunday morning:
As you can see, these moustaches rouges
really add another layer of dignity to these already-regal classical ladies.