Van Gogh’s Starry Night Seems Off When There are No Stars and Only 100 ft. Tall Towers Spewing Toxic Fumes Into the Night Sky
I was in New York City this past weekend and fancied myself a day of art and culture so, I began my morning taking a stroll through the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). All was serene and peaceful with one very prominent exception. As I walked through the room in which Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ was being held I made an observation, an unsettling one.
I was initially taken aback but, decided to then examine the painting a bit closer. I pushed past a few fanny pack-wearing tourists who wreaked of some area outside Boston. Finally, I arrived a mere foot from the piece of art. My suspicions were correct. It seems that the stars in the painting were no longer, gonzo, kaput! Bewildered as I was I turned to the nearest employee and asked where the night sky had gone.
“Excuse me, Sir? It seems the night sky full of stars has been replaced by three large towers spewing clouds into the air. Is something wrong.” I asked.
“No, nothing wrong that can be fixed anyway. Ya see it’s been gradual but, in the past twenty years or so someone’s been comin along and adding the pollution in the sky of the painting just as we’ve been doing in the real world. We don’t know who but, we assume Banksy is involved.” said the kind man.
I thanked the helpful fellow and went on my way. As I left the MOMA I hoped to see Barnett Newman’s, Broken Obelisk which sits outside the museum only when I looked at the spot I expected to see the sculpture I saw something entirely different. Before I could ask a volunteer at the museum simply said, “acid rain”.
-A Well-Mannered Scholar