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Myrna Minx
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La Moustache Fausse by Myrna Minx

March 3rd, 2008 12:40 AM / Location: 38.639580,-90.29438

INSTRUCTIONS: Execute an epic addition of a false mustache to a publicly-viewable image (or multiple publicly-viewable images) over which you do not have original creative control.

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

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 from 1969.

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.

- smaller

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contemporary, statue, pubicart, shplank, art, museum, publicart

17 comment(s)

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posted by Lank on March 3rd, 2008 1:09 AM


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posted by anna one on March 3rd, 2008 1:27 AM

Yes, votes for redness, foamness and length of staying power! That's pretty darn awesome, right there.

Incidentally, what did you have to say about Frankenthaler?

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posted by miss understanding on March 3rd, 2008 5:31 AM

teh awesome!

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on March 3rd, 2008 7:28 AM

Regal moustaches indeed.

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posted by Burn Unit on March 3rd, 2008 8:25 AM

w. i. n.

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posted by Tøm on March 3rd, 2008 8:59 AM

Bright red moustaches that stay put on large art museum statues?

I'd call that Skillsomatical, because it gets hard to think of words for awesome after a while.

Vote, and favourite!

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posted by Lincøln on March 3rd, 2008 9:08 AM

This is spilling over the brim with awesome sauce.

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posted by Adam on March 3rd, 2008 9:35 AM


I absolutly love it.

I call for more bright red 'tasches on statues!

First person to get one on a lion in Trafalgar Square gets a CD of my greatest hits. :D

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posted by KristinawithaK on March 3rd, 2008 1:15 PM

Hmmm...if I catch a night flight...

Mon, Mar 3
Continental Airlines 8240
operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways -- VS 0020

Depart: San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Arrive: London, United Kingdom (LHR)

* 10hr 10min
* | Boeing 747

$1,661 + $162 taxes & fees = $1,823 per person

Umm.......does someone want to sponsor me?

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posted by Adam on March 3rd, 2008 4:26 PM

Orrrr ...

Tuesday March 4th
National Express East Anglia

Depart Great Yarmouth at 05:55
Arrive Norwich at 06:28
Depart Norwich at 06:40
Arrive London at 08:39

£22.50 (First Class obv)

Actually I am in London next Sunday :D

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posted by Minch on March 3rd, 2008 8:29 PM

phenomenal. i've been there. i prefer your alterations.

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posted by Kid A on March 8th, 2008 2:08 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting the head of security for the staff there today. I asked him if he knew about this, and he proudly replied about how quickly they took them down, as soon as his staff found them that morning. He was on the verge of saying they couldn't have been up for more then an hour when I told him they were there for nearly twenty four. He was amused at the prank, but upset at his employees for not catching it sooner. I found the entire exchange amusing.

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posted by Burn Unit on March 16th, 2008 3:00 PM


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posted by Kassitastrophe on March 19th, 2008 7:41 AM


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posted by Max S on September 3rd, 2009 10:52 AM

AMAZING - wonage

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posted by Mountains of Radness on December 9th, 2010 3:57 PM

oh, i wish there wouldn't be such things as retired tasks.

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posted by Myrna Minx on December 14th, 2010 1:53 AM

there ARE ways around it...