Aug 7, 2006
When Yun and I arrived in Vienna to begin our trip I quickly realized she had a fierce agenda. We were to see every museum there was. The only problem is I don't like museums too much. I get overwhelmed at trying to look at all the stuff. There is always too much. But the real problem is that I am in this amazing city and not getting to do any of my own drawings. I was dying inside. I noticed something at the second museum we went to. I realized that a lot (if not all) of the paintings and drawings weren't real. They seemed to be framed color xeroxes. I then entered a room in the museum that had a large notice on the wall. It said, we don't display our real art, it will get damaged if exposed to the sun and other elements. BUT we are very proud of the quality of our FACSIMILES. I took a doubletake. FACSIMILIES. Then I realized that all the art in the first museum we went to was also color xeroxes. Yun then wanted to see Freud's house. She wanted to see the couch. When we arrived of course the couch wasn't there, only a photo of it. And not the original photo I might ad but a facsimile of the original photo. Anyway after I pointed all of this out to Yun she realized maybe it wasn't such a bad idea to draw pictures, drink beer and hang out a little more. Maybe rushing to every museum isn't all it's cracked up to be.