I took my son to the Getty to see the restored Pollock "Mural." I thought you would get a kick out of this-
The Pollock presentation was interesting, but I found it out of place with the other work at the Getty. [Note-This was my first time there.] The educational materials that uncovered how Pollock laid his paint was intriguing. I thought the restriction on photographing the mural was disturbing and have a picture of a security guard coming after Jules and me! After the conservationists revealed that Pollock did not make the painting in one driven night, [as was told] perhaps the curators attempted to restore mysticism through a "no photo-graphs" rule! Preserving the painting's soul? Respect for "religious" object? or could it have something to do with manipulation, style, and money? Photos, without flash of course, are allowed throughout the rest of the Getty- even with regard to works that could be considered more fragile. Hmmm.... I'm sure it was no mistake that the Pollock presentation was installed right behind the GIFT SHOP where reproductions and T-shirts are available for sale! Marketing. Don't ya love it?
I took a a pic [Not attached in this blog post] of my boy with VanGogh (There were no photo-restrictions there!!) Absurd contradiction! Makes me laugh.