From: Bill Spight (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 15 Apr 2005 - 14:56:07 GMT
>> > IIRC, a painting by a mule won a prize in a modern
>> > art exhibition in
>> > Paris early in the 20th century. ;-)
> I think that's an urban myth.
Well, I read about it several years ago, and have never heard it talked
about. If it was an urban myth, it was dead by that time, I think. The
name of the painting was given, as well as the year and place of the
exhibition. The information was checkable. (That doesn't mean it was
true, OC. ;-))
The painting was supposedly produced by dipping the mule's tail in paint
and bringing the canvas to the mule. (You don't want to try it the other
way around. ;-))
A Web search just now turned up references to the "Donkey's Tail"
exhibition in Moscow in 1912, a reaction against the decadence of Paris
and Munich art. Maybe there is some connection.
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