Two Tahitian Women assaulted in D.C.

by Bill Davenport April 5, 2011

In what ArtDaily termed an “unusual incident“, a woman grabbed Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women” off the wall of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and banged on the plastic shield over the painting’s surface yelling “this is evil!” Restrained by guards, the woman will was charged with destruction of property; the painting is apparently unharmed. The nature of the perceived evil was unreported; I’m guessing it was either the nasty whispers the women in the painting seem to be sharing out of the viewer’s hearing, the skimpy offering of flowers and fruit, or perhaps the indecent juxtaposition of warm and cool colors.

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