Sunday, August 7, 2011

Art appreciation


Overheard at the Huntington Sculpture Garden:

"Arghhh. No more ass pictures! And no more pictures of taking pictures. Where can we get a drink around here?"

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  1. That's so funny! At $20 a head, the visitors usually utter more refined remarks. Or were they reluctant teenagers dragged along by parents?

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  2. Ha!
    where DO you get a drink around there?

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  3. But I like the ass pictures!

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  4. Reminds me of a family I had on tour a couple of months back. The mother told me little Matt (7 years old or so) was a budding artist, so I took them to the Anna Hyatt sculptures. Matt walked round and round Diana.

    "I have a question," he said. And I only hoped I'd know the answer.

    "Why is she naked?"

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  5. This is art-ig.

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  6. Hilarious! I picture a middle-aged rotund man in a pink t-shirt and bright shorts.

    No offense to anyone who fits that description. It's an endearing image.

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  7. That comment is fun.

    Good lord, how many comments was that at Patch? My main response is that I'm glad I don't have to use those trails. Sounds like a steep dirt version of Tokyo at rush hour. Why does anyone want to BIKE under such conditions--and UP a mountain? "Because it was there," I suppose.

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  8. Sure, sure, Susan, I here you backpedaling.

    I think everyone takes this guy's picture, and from this angle. It's on my blog somewhere.

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  9. Are you quoting a recording that plays when you walk near this statue?

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  10. There's another recording that plays fart sounds when you walk past. Just to show those Greek gods weren't perfect.

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  11. I'm sorry Earl, this time Katie wins.

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  12. I'd hazard a guess this person was accompanying a photo blogger...

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  13. "What r u looking at Mister?!!"
    Oh, well uh, I'm sorry young lady. I studied Art Appreciation & I was appreciating your work of art. (or, maybe I was mistaken!)

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  14. Hmmm. I'm pretty old, but I still rather like ass pictures. To each his own I suppose.

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  15. Huntington Sculpture Garden looks a nice place!

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  16. What the Huntington really needs is a lovely wine bar. It should be on the big porch of the house. I think that would be a money maker. See what you can do, AH.

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  17. Maybe Adonis knows where the bar is.

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  18. Nothing wrong with a nice ass. Unless you're jealous of said ass.

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  19. How is is Miss J has never seen this??? She is a sometime-member...

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  20. he's got cheeks, does he know how to use them?

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  21. It was three thirty-something guys -- two with tripods and stuff and one there under duress.

    Miss J, I'm surprised you of all people missed Mr. Buns of Steel.

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  22. I confess to spending a lot of time behind Michaelangelo's David in Florence. Lovely!!

    So are the two guys with tripods planning a book on asses?

    Your article on Patch is excellent, I hope everyone goes there to read it.

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  23. It's moments like these when you should seriously consider a larger picture format.

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  24. Still waiting for the Patch prom queen piece--

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  25. Des -- Oh, noooo. You saw that? Those were notes and I meant to hit draft instead of publish. Well, now you know how I start my pieces. Incomprehensible bits of babble. Damn, damn, damn. Maybe you and Shell were the only ones.

    Bellis, thank you. And Paula, I'll find some big butts this weekend.

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  26. am surprised that no one has started the campaign as they do for The Tower of Pisa of "holding up the tower" for a picture, but instead, pinching his tush!

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  27. I don't remember the sculpture gardens, but I love Huntington Gardens. We used to always get a yearly pass, but we rarely went even though we're only about 8 miles from the place.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  28. Nice ass shot! Did you get around to seeing the Chinese Garden at the Huntington? It's on my to do list...

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  29. I seem to remember a very fine Parisian bum I sent you once. IT was overlooking la Tour EIffel. I'll take a firm Parisian butt any day.
    So there. I said it! And when I get back out there, which will be soon. I want to photograph this one.
    V

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  30. Time to move on to frontal nudity. :) Lots of that on display.

    Isn't it great when you overhear something like that!

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