Thursday, October 30, 2008

I can't wait for their Jasper Johns exhibit

If you're in Germany and you're looking for a bit of culture, might I suggest you try the restroom?
A public toilet in Munich which has been transformed into an art museum has attracted hundreds of people in the first days after opening, a spokesman for the city's tourism agency said on Thursday.

Built in 1894, the toilet house was originally constructed to serve nearby households which lacked necessary facilities.

After being in use for over a hundred years, the toilets were locked up in 1992 because they were very rarely used.

"On the night we opened, around 800 people came to see our work," initiator of the museum project, Mathias Koehler told Reuters.

He said that a toilet was a great place for artistic expression because art is a form of relief in the same way that going to the toilet is.
Anybody who knows me and has heard my opinion on modern art would not be surprised to find that I agree with Koehler 100 percent. It's just like going to the toilet.

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