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I’m a roadrunner, baby…


Given the breadth of James Franco’s artistic endeavors, he was bound to inspire imitation…

[TotH to Flavorpill]


As we rethink our use of the comparative superlative “an arm and a leg,” we might recall that it was on this date in 1901 that the Bernheim-Jeune gallery in Paris opened a show of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh– who had committed suicide 11 years earlier.  Van Gogh, who had sold only one work during his lifetime, was commemorated by small (and uneventful) shows after his death.  But the BJ show– 71 paintings– became a sensation… and Van Gogh began his rise to a level of esteem and fame surely unimaginable to him during his life.

self-portrait, 1887 (source)


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March 17, 2011 at 1:01 am

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