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A version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream recently sold at a Sotheby’s auction for a record-breaking $119.9 million. For a work so famous — and expensive, because, really, we all know that’s the true measure of merit — I have a few bones to pick with it. And it’s not the only one. Here are five works of art I would have done differently.
I was intimidated by what I had heard about it from other local cemetery aficionados. Forest Lawn supposedly embodied the antiseptic cheerfulness of Disneyland and the Las Vegas ideal of fine art. This is, categorically, a weirdly unpleasant description for a graveyard but as off putting as it sounded I was intrigued.
Although Vinceti’s claims are completely baseless, they’re still probably not far from the truth. The Mona Lisa has always looked a little more like the Monty Luke with her androgynous face, and back then it wasn’t uncommon for an artist to have a 12-year old boy serve as their muse. In fact, if you think about it too much it might actually start to make you uncomfortable.