A woman, screaming, “This is evil!” and pounding the glass covering of the painting with her fists, tried to pull Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women” off the wall at the National Gallery. She was quickly stopped by security, but what could have inspired the attack?
— Preferred his earlier work.
— Blames him for loss of Van Gogh’s ear, enraged by ears in painting.
— Mistook “Two Tahitian Women” for lesser-known work, “Two Tahitian Women, One Cup”
— By “This is evil” meant that “The action of tearing a painting from the wall is evil,” wanted to provide visual illustration.
— From a distance, the Gauguin looked sort of like a still from Rebecca Black’s single “Friday.”
— Frightened of cleavage, has had similar incident at every art museum ever and one or two courthouses.
— Momentarily confused the word “evil” with “a good example of Gauguin’s primitive period.”
— On scavenger hunt with Reverend Terry Jones, winner is first to destroy all that is good and beautiful in this world.
— She’s been framed.