Monday, August 13, 2007

Samuel Johnson Portrait attacked

"I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
Samuel Johnson

I have always liked the above quote by Johnson.

Found in Art News Blog:
Samuel Johnson Portrait Attacked with Hammer. Evidently a 44 year old homeless man attacked a portrait of Johnson with a hammer. The damaged artwork was by the painter Joshua Reynolds.

A rather odd little news snippet.
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